Cancer, which is included in the scope of chronic diseases, affects the lifestyle and quality of the individuals, who got diagnosed, and their familes due to the disease course and treatment method. According to the "theory of family systems", when a disease occurs in the individual, the whole family is affected by the disease, not only patient. It is suggested that families should not be seen as a passive shelter for patients, they should also as a human unity living at the same time as the cancer crisis. In cancer care, caregivers have many responsibilities, from diagnosis to the end of life. While there are studies conducted to evaluate the quality of life of cancer patients in Turkey and other countries, there are a limited number of studies evaluating the quality of life of caregivers of cancer patients. It was aimed to performed in our country for validity and reliability of "Singapore Caregiver Quality Of Life Scale", which was planned based on this deficiency, and to be a guide for the evaluation of the quality of the life of the relatives or carers of different cultures, different ethnic groups and determining the nursing care strategies.
This study, which was planned as a methodological and descriptive study, was caried out with 550 caregivers in two university hospitals in Izmir. The data were collected by using the Individual Presentation Form, Singapore Caregiver Quality of Life Scale and Quality of Life Scale in Cancer Patients Family Version. Written informed consent was obtained from hospitals and individuals.
The analysis of the findings is ongoing and will be shared in the full text.
Quality of life of caregivers of cancer patients is an important indicator of the quality of life of the patient. In this study, Turkish validation sfudies of the "Singapore Caregiver Quality Of Life Scale" were conducted. The results will be shared later.
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