Caregiver burden and associated factors amongst carers of women with advanced breast cancer attending a radiation oncology clinic in Nigeria

African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine


 
 
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Title Caregiver burden and associated factors amongst carers of women with advanced breast cancer attending a radiation oncology clinic in Nigeria
 
Creator Jite, Ikechi E. Adetunji, Adedotun A. Folasire, Ayorinde M. Akinyemi, Joshua O. Bello, Segun
 
Subject Family medicine; primary care; palliative medicine family caregivers; caregiver burden; Zarit Burden Interview; advanced breast cancer; Nigeria
Description Background: The responsibility of caring for patients with advanced cancer in sub-Saharan Africa is mostly shouldered by family members because of paucity of institutional facilities. There is a growing concern that the number of women needing treatment for advanced breast cancer is rising at an unprecedented rate in Nigeria.Aim: To assess the caregiver burden and its associated factors amongst family caregivers of women with advanced breast cancer.Setting: The study was conducted at the radiation oncology clinic of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted amongst 157 eligible family caregivers of women with advanced breast cancer. The family caregivers completed an interviewer-administered questionnaire, which included the socio-demographic data, the caregiving process and the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI). Logistic regression was used to identify factors, and ethical approval was obtained.Results: Over half (53%) of the respondents were males with spousal caregivers dominantly constituting 27.4% of all respondents, closely followed by daughters (25.5%) of the care recipients. The mean ZBI score was 29.84 ± 13.9. Most (72%) of the caregivers experienced burden. Factors associated with caregiver burden were previous hospitalisation of the care recipient (odds ratio [OR] = 3.74, confidence interval [CI]: 1.67 to 8.38) and perceived dysfunction in patients activities of daily living (OR = 2.57, CI: 1.14 to 5.78).Conclusion: Family caregivers of women with advanced breast cancer experience burden of care. Recognition of this vulnerable population and the care recipient as a dyad is a sine qua non in mitigating the burden associated with their caregiving role.
 
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Date 2021-06-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Cross sectional descriptive; quantitative research
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Identifier 10.4102/phcfm.v13i1.2812
 
Source African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine; Vol 13, No 1 (2021); 8 pages 2071-2936 2071-2928
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/2812/4711 https://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/2812/4712 https://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/2812/4713 https://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/2812/4714
 
Coverage — — informal ( family ) caregivers, less than 30 to greater than 60
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