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In one study, 40 percent of cancer caregivers reported spending at least 21 hours a week on caregiving. More than half shouldered the caregiving burden with little or no help from paid or unpaid caregivers.

Van Ryn M, Sanders S, Kahn K, von Houtven C, et al. Objective Burden, Resources, and Other Stressors Among Informal Cancer Caregivers: A hidden quality issue?. Psycho-Oncology. 2011; 20(1): 44-52. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pon.1703/full

Reference

Title
Objective Burden, Resources, and Other Stressors Among Informal Cancer Caregivers: A hidden quality issue?
Publication
Psycho-Oncology
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Van Ryn M, Sanders S, Kahn K, von Houtven C, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 1
Pages
44-52
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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