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THE EFFECTS OF A PATIENT-CAREGIVER EDUCATION AND FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM ON THE BREAST CANCER CAREGIVER STRAIN INDEX

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 Background: In recent years, the caregiving responsibilities of cancer patients’ family members have increased dramatically. Reducing caregiver STRAIN and burden supports the mission of professional nursing.Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine and compare the caregiver STRAIN index scores of BREAST CANCER informal CAREGIVERS, before and after a patient-caregiver EDUCATIONal and telephone follow-up program.Patients and Methods: This is an experimental two-group design study. Participants were recruited from an outpatient chemotherapy unit of the largest hematology and oncology research center in Northwest Iran. Thirty patient-caregiver pairs were randomly allocated to intervention and control groups. The intervention group received 2 face-to-face EDUCATION sessions at bedside and 4 subsequent telephone follow-up sessions. The control group received routine care. Pre and post tests were administered in both groups pre and post intervention. To analyze the data, SPSS (13th version) software was used.Results: The caregiver STRAIN index decreased significantly in the intervention group after the patient-caregiver EDUCATION and follow-up (P<0.001), while the control group’s scores did not change (P=0.04).Conclusions: It appears that the patient-caregiver EDUCATION and follow-up program had a beneficial effect on the caregiver STRAIN index compared to the usual care.

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