The caregivers’ perceptions of the patients’ health condition may be biased and induce them to perceive higher needs than patients actually disclose. Our aim was to assess if the level of knowledge and awareness about cancer disease and treatment, and patient participation and assistance differs between caregivers and patients. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted across five countries (Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany) on a total of 510 participants who directly (patient) or indirectly (caregiver) faced a cancer diagnosis. Investigating this divergence could help to identify possible difficulties in patient–caregiver relationship, eventually improving patient empowerment.

Empowerment from patient’s and caregiver’s perspective in cancer care / C. Marzorati, L. Bailo, K. Mazzocco, G. Pravettoni. - In: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY OPEN. - ISSN 2055-1029. - 5:2(2018 Dec 05). [10.1177/2055102918815318]

Empowerment from patient’s and caregiver’s perspective in cancer care

Marzorati C.;Mazzocco K.;Pravettoni G.
2018-12-05

Abstract

The caregivers’ perceptions of the patients’ health condition may be biased and induce them to perceive higher needs than patients actually disclose. Our aim was to assess if the level of knowledge and awareness about cancer disease and treatment, and patient participation and assistance differs between caregivers and patients. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted across five countries (Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany) on a total of 510 participants who directly (patient) or indirectly (caregiver) faced a cancer diagnosis. Investigating this divergence could help to identify possible difficulties in patient–caregiver relationship, eventually improving patient empowerment.
health surveys; neoplasm; patient participation; proxy; psycho-oncology
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