Older Cancer Caregiver Needs Post Hospital Discharge

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina 27710
United States
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The goals of the study are to investigate the needs of older (age 60+) caregivers caring for adults with cancer at 1-week and 2 weeks following hospital discharge and to explore strategies that may assist caregivers in their home caregiving needs. This study will explore how these needs vary based on caregiver spirituality and relationship with the care recipient.

The study will enroll cancer patients and their caregivers admitted to 9100 and 9300, which are the hematological and non-hematological malignancy units at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) respectively. Results of this study will lay the groundwork for creating tailored interventions for caregivers that are compatible to their preferences and more responsive to their needs.

Additional Information

Caregiver Required: Yes

Protocol Title: Needs of Older Caregivers of Adults With Cancer In the First 2 Weeks Following Hospital Discharge

Therapeutic Area: Cancer Caregivers of Older Adults

Age Range: 18 Years and older

Who is Eligible?: Caregiver must speak English
Caregiver must be at least 60 years of age
Patients must be 18 years of age or older & speak English
Patients must have been admitted to either the 9100 or 9300 oncology unit for treatment of cancer, or treatment-related/cancer-related complications
Patients must be discharged home to participate in the study