Family Relationships and Psychosocial Dysfunction Among Family Caregivers of Patients With Advanced Cancer Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms
  • Patient Compliance
  • Physician-Patient Relations


  • The study identified supportive, low-expressive, and detached family types among caregivers of advanced cancer patients. The supportive family type was associated with the best outcomes and detached with the worst. These findings indicate that family function is related to psychosocial function of caregivers of advanced cancer patients. Therefore, paying attention to family support and family members' ability to share feelings and manage conflicts may serve as an important tool to improve psychosocial function in families affected by cancer.

publication date

  • January 2016



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5497710

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.07.006

PubMed ID

  • 27521285

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