Cancer family caregivers’ quality of life and the meaning of leisure

Jinsun Lim, Heetae Cho, Kyle S. Bunds, Chul Won Lee

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Abstract

In this study, the authors examined cancer family caregivers' life experience and the meaning of leisure, focusing on their difficulties and the role of leisure. We found four main themes related to cancer family caregivers' life and leisure experiences: stressors, adapting, the need of leisure, and leisure experiences. Our results showed that the caregivers experienced high levels of psychological and physical stress and conflicts while caring for cancer patients, resulting in a poor quality of life. They believed that leisure activity is necessary and can improve their quality of life; however, they felt a sense of guilt while engaging in personal activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1144-1164
Number of pages21
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume42
Issue number7-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Health Professions

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