Level of Stress and Adapting approaches among Caretakers of Cancer Patients receiving Palliative Care

  • Jagadeeswari J Department Of Obstetrics, Gynaecological Nursing Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Prathap Mohan M Department of Nursing, Saveetha Medical Centre, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Cancer influences the patients as well as his/her whole house. Managing Cancer patients is a regular task of handling them. In the expansion of making stress to the clients, it puts monetary, individual, stress and social disturbance to the relatives. The study focuses on evaluating the level of stress and Adapting approaches among Caretakers of Cancer Patients receiving Palliative Care. A descriptive study was conducted among caretakers of cancer patients receiving palliative care, Data were assembled using self-administered stress rating scale, COPE inventory, and structured interview schedule. Multistage sampling technique was adopted. The sample size was 60. The outcomes demonstrated that 72% of the members were females, and 28% of them were placed with the age bunch of 51 and 60 years. 52% of them belong to the Hindu religion, and 41% were jobless. 63% of the patients were reliant on relatives for all tasks of day by day living. Evaluation of stress uncovered that 85% of the members had moderate stress, and 15% had severe stress. Members received both negative and positive adapting. There was a huge negative connection (r = 0.80, P = 0.01) among stress and adapting. Palliative care is stressful, testing and can affect the parental figure's physical, enthusiastic, mental, and social prosperity. Comprehension lived encounters of caretakers of cancer patients receiving palliative care is significant for the health personnel's to improve the help, direction, and training given to the caretakers of cancer patients receiving palliative care.

Keywords: Stress, Adapting approaches, Caretakers, Cancer Patients, Palliative Care

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2019-10-16
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Jagadeeswari J, & Prathap Mohan M. (2019). Level of Stress and Adapting approaches among Caretakers of Cancer Patients receiving Palliative Care. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(4), 3182-3185. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10i4.1619
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