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Impact of Caregiver's Stress on Cancer Patient's Level of Anxiety and Depression


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The present paper was an attempt to ascertain the impact of caregivers' stress on the level of anxiety and depression of cancer patients. For the said purpose the study was conducted on 200 cancer patients and 200 caregivers (family members) of cancer patients. All of them were selected purposively trom the Regional Cancer Hospital, Agartala, Tripura. Kingston Caregiver Stress Scale (KCSS), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and Beck's Depression Inventory were used for the data collection. The findings revealed that majority of the family caregivers of cancer patients had high level of stress followed by moderate level of stress. The results also showed that stress of caregivers of cancer patients had significant impact on anxiety and depression feeling of the cancer patients.

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Cancer, Caregivers, Anxiety, Depression, Cancerpatients.
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Authors

Anjana Bhattacharjee
Department ofPsyehology, Tripura University, Tripura, India
Amrita Banerjee
Department ofPsyehology, Tripura University, Tripura, India

Abstract


The present paper was an attempt to ascertain the impact of caregivers' stress on the level of anxiety and depression of cancer patients. For the said purpose the study was conducted on 200 cancer patients and 200 caregivers (family members) of cancer patients. All of them were selected purposively trom the Regional Cancer Hospital, Agartala, Tripura. Kingston Caregiver Stress Scale (KCSS), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and Beck's Depression Inventory were used for the data collection. The findings revealed that majority of the family caregivers of cancer patients had high level of stress followed by moderate level of stress. The results also showed that stress of caregivers of cancer patients had significant impact on anxiety and depression feeling of the cancer patients.

Keywords


Cancer, Caregivers, Anxiety, Depression, Cancerpatients.

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