Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Profiles and types of social support among Cancer Patient Caregivers

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Dr. Fatimah Zailly Ahmad Ramli,,Dr Rajwani Md Zain,Assoc. Prof. Dr Zakiyah Jamaluddin


Cancer not only impacts patients but their caregivers too. The objective of this study was to examine the types of social support needed by cancer patient caregivers and to analyse their perception of the importance of social support based on selected demographic factors (age, gender, ethnicity education level, duration of care and income).The data were collected through a survey method, questionnaires were distributed among primary caregivers of cancer patients from the northern states of Malaysia.The findings showed that social support such as emotional, physical and spirituality necessary to help improve the well-being and quality of life of cancer patient caregivers.

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