Caregivers of patients with chronic pain: responses to care

Diná de Almeida Lopes Monteiro da Cruz, Cibele Andrucioli de Mattos Pimenta, Geana Paula Kurita, Ana Cláudia de Oliveira


PURPOSE: To explore the caregiving role of nonprofessional caregivers of patients with chronic pain.

METHOD: Descriptive study of 30 caregivers.

FINDINGS: Twenty-eight (93%) caregivers demonstrated 1 to 6 defining characteristics of caregiver role strain, and 2 (7%) had at least two factors of risk for caregiver role strain.

CONCLUSION: Caring for patients with chronic pain has a meaningful impact on caregivers' lives.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Caregivers of patients with chronic pain deserve care, not only with the objective of optimizing relief for the patients, but also to help them seek and attain optimal functionality.

TidsskriftInternational journal of nursing terminologies and classifications : the official journal of NANDA International
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)5-14
Antal sider10
StatusUdgivet - 2004
Udgivet eksterntJa


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