Table 2

Factors influencing caregiver quality of life

Predictors

Significant Mediating variables

Quality of life


Significant

Not found


Patient characteristics

Performance status

[7], [24], [26], [28], [34]

Age

[7]

[15]

Gender

[15]

Depression

[7], [29]

The kind of illness

[30]

Pain / symptoms (severity of illness)

[29, 32]


Caregiver characteristics

Age

[7], [24]

[15]

Gender

[7], [15]

[24]

Physical disability

[7]

Income

[29], [32]

Initial quality of life

[29]

Educational level

[22], [28]

Health problem

[26]

Depression

[29]

Anger

[26]

Anxiety

[26]


STRESSOR

Primary

Objective context

[13]

[14]

Caregiving demands

[13], [22]

Patient impairment

[12], [15]

Duration of care

[29], [25]

Intensity of care

[29], [25]

ADL Dependency

[7], [24], [26]

[29]

Stress types

[25]

Caregiver overload

[24]

Recurrence

[15]

Problem behavior

[24]


Secondary

Subjective context

[13]

Caregiving demands

[13]

Role change

[21]

[29]

Responsibility

[21]

Caregiver experiences

[29]

Life style interference

[22]


Stress Appraisal

Appraisal

[12], [14]

[12], [14], [23], [31]

Perceived control

[13]

Differences in the perception (pt & caregiver)

[33]


Stress Coping Methods

Coping responses

[12], [13], [25], [14], [15]

[12], [14], [26], [31]

[24], [32]


Social support

Perceived adequacy of social support

[14], [25], [34]

[14], [21], [26], [31]

Social life and social network

[12], [15],

[12], [7]

Family life (Quality of relationship and Marital adjustment)

[7], [29], [32]

Loneliness

[7]

Resources

[26]

Formal support

[24]



Lim and Zebrack Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:50   doi:10.1186/1477-7525-2-50

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