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Guadalupe R. Palos, Tito R. Mendoza, Kai-Ping Liao, Karen O. Anderson, Araceli Garcia-Gonzalez, Karin Hahn, Arlene Nazario, Lois M. Ramondetta, Vicente Valero, Garrett R. Lynch, Maria L. Jibaja-Weiss and Charles S. Cleeland Caregiver symptom burden: The risk of caring for an underserved patient with advanced cancer Cancer 117

Article first published online: 19 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.25695

This study used the “symptom burden” concept to measure physical/psychological aspects of caregiver burden, and may be the first to document symptom burden in dyads of caregivers and underserved minority patients. Being a family member and caring for a highly symptomatic patient increased a caregiver's risk for a high symptom burden.

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