Intervention Protocol

Psychosocial interventions for informal caregivers of people living with cancer

  1. Olinda Santin1,*,
  2. Helen Coleman2,
  3. Moyra Mills3,
  4. Chris R Cardwell2,
  5. Michael Donnelly2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group

Published Online: 13 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009912


How to Cite

Santin O, Coleman H, Mills M, Cardwell CR, Donnelly M. Psychosocial interventions for informal caregivers of people living with cancer (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD009912. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009912.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen's University Belfast, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 2

    Queen's University Belfast, Centre for Public Health, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  3. 3

    Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

*Olinda Santin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast, Institute of Clinical Sciences B, Royal Victoria Hospital Site, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6BJ, UK. o.santin@qub.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 13 JUN 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of psychosocial interventions designed to improve the quality of life, physical health and psychosocial well being of informal caregivers of people living with cancer compared with standard services.

The review will also evaluate the extent to which:

  • Psychosocial interventions exert an impact on different domains (e.g. psychological health and physical functioning).
  • Different modes of intervention delivery and settings influence outcomes.
  • There is a relationship between the number, duration of intervention sessions and the degree of change in measured outcomes.