Relationship between wellness and sociodemographic characteristics of caregivers of people with cancer

  • William Tiago de Oliveira RN, MSc candidate. Professor, Universidade Estadual de Maringá –UEM-, Paraná, Brazil. email: oliveirawt@hotmail.com
  • Laura Misue Matsuda RN, Ph.D. Professor, UEM, Paraná, Brazil. email: lmmatsuda@uem.br
  • Catarina Aparecida Sales RN, Ph.D. Professor, UEM, Paraná, Brazil. email: catasales@hotmail.com
Keywords: Nursing, neoplasia, caregivers, quality of life, social wellness.

Abstract

Objective. To investigate the association between wellness and sociodemographic characteristics of caregivers of people with cancer.

Methods. This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil, with 96 caregivers. Data were collected between July 2011 and February 2012. A global wellness assessment scale was used to measure wellness and data on sociodemographic characteristics were gathered using a complementary form.

Results. The characteristics associated with reduced wellness among caregivers of people with cancer were: being separated, being a mother, having a higher education degree, being employed, being the sole caregiver, having a family income of up to one minimum wage and presenting health problems.

Conclusion. Some demographic characteristics are associated with loss of wellness among these caregivers. Nurses must take this information into account when formulating strategies to improve the wellness of caregivers, considering their context.

 

How to cite this article: Oliveira WT, Matsuda LM, Sales CA. Relationship between wellness and sociodemographic characteristics of caregivers of people with cancer. Invest Educ Enferm. 2016; 34(1): 128-136

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Published
2016-02-29
How to Cite
de Oliveira, W. T., Misue Matsuda, L., & Aparecida Sales, C. (2016). Relationship between wellness and sociodemographic characteristics of caregivers of people with cancer. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 34(1). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/25997
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES / ARTÍCULOS ORIGINALES / ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS