Coping Strategy and Depression among Caregivers of Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care

Authors

  • Noor Melissa Nor Hadi Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia. 2Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Hospital Tuanku Fauziah, Perlis, Malaysia
  • Fazlina Ahmad Palliative Care Unit, Department of Medicine, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah.
  • Mohamad Rodi Isa Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Salmi Razali Department of Psychiatry, . Maternofetal and Embryo Research Group (MatE), Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2334

Abstract

Major depressive disorder (MDD) put caregivers of palliative cancer patients (CPCP) and the patients at risk for various physical and psychological complications. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of MDD and its contributing factors among CPCP. The diagnosis of MDD was determined using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Inventory. Pro forma and validated questionnaires were used to assess sociodemography, caregiving and patient factors, coping strategy, and social support. About 6% of CPCP had MDD. Predictors for MDD were coping by behavioural disengagement and positive reframing. These coping strategies are crucial for CPCP to have optimum mental health status.   

Keywords: Caregiver, Cancer, Palliative, Depression, Coping Strategy.   

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.   
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2334

Published

2020-07-01

How to Cite

Nor Hadi, N. M. ., Ahmad, F. ., Isa, M. R. ., & Razali, S. . (2020). Coping Strategy and Depression among Caregivers of Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 69-74. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2334

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