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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 204-210

Identification of Psychological and Social Problems in Caregivers of Individuals Diagnosed with Hematologic Malignancy

1 Division of Nursing, Health Science Faculty, Bursa Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
2 Division of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey
3 Department of Hematology, Istanbul Bilim University, Istanbul, Turkey
4 Department of Hematology, Bursa Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
RN Yasemin Karacan
Division of Nursing, Health Science Faculty, Bursa Uludag University, Bursa
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_53_20

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Objective: Caring for patients with hematological malignancy could lead to many problems in different aspects regarding the lives of caregivers. However, there is limited data on the emotional and social problems of caregivers, who deal with patients of hematological malignancy. The aim of this study is to determine the emotional and social problems in caregivers of individuals diagnosed with hematological malignancy. Methods: The study was carried out descriptively to identify the emotional and social problems in the relatives of the patients diagnosed with hematological malignancy as their caregivers, as well as the factors affecting these problems. The data of the study were collected with the Introductory Information Form and Identification of Emotional and Social Problems Form that were administered to the relatives of the patients. The data were evaluated by using Spearman's Rho correlation analysis and the Logit analysis in Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software. Results: Among the caregivers, 59.8% were in the age group of 30–51 years, and 66.2% were female. Of the caregivers, 70.1% had difficulty in fulfilling their responsibilities. Spiritual distress had the highest score among the emotional problems, and experiencing caregiver strain had the highest score among the social problems. In the Logit model, the changes in the professional life was the variable that affects the emotional and social problems the most and significantly. In addition, emotional problems were affected by the financial problems at a statistically significant level. Conclusions: In this study, it is suggested that the caregivers should be provided with certain conveniences in their professional lives based on the fact that the problem, which affected emotional and social problems the most, is the change in the professional life; it is recommended that further studies should be carried out on the caregivers.

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