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Is the health literacy of informal caregivers associated with the psychological outcomes of breast cancer survivors?

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Høeg, Beverley Lim ; Frederiksen, Marie Hoffmann ; Andersen, Elisabeth Anne Wreford ; Saltbæk, Lena ; Friberg, Anne Sofie ; Karlsen, Randi Valbjørn ; Johansen, Christoffer ; Dalton, Susanne Oksbjerg ; Horsbøl, Trine Allerslev ; Bidstrup, Pernille Envold. / Is the health literacy of informal caregivers associated with the psychological outcomes of breast cancer survivors?. In: Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice. 2021 ; Vol. 15, No. 5. pp. 729-737.

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title = "Is the health literacy of informal caregivers associated with the psychological outcomes of breast cancer survivors?",
abstract = "PURPOSE: To investigate whether health literacy (HL) among informal caregivers of breast cancer (BC) survivors is associated with patient psychological outcomes.METHODS: We used data (n = 340 pairs) from baseline questionnaires administered in the MyHealth trial investigating nurse-led BC follow-up. All BC survivors and their invited caregivers were included immediately after completion of primary treatment. We performed multivariate regression analyses to examine the association between caregiver HL (nine dimensions as measured by the Health Literacy Questionnaire) as exposure and patient depression, anxiety, and health-related quality of life (HQoL) as outcomes. We further examined whether any association differed according to type of caregiver, patient HL, and patient activation (skill in managing one's health).RESULTS: Three dimensions, {"}ability to engage with providers{"} (β = - 0.2), {"}navigating the system{"} (β = - 0.2), and {"}understand health information{"} (β = - 0.2), were significantly associated with lower patient depression (p < 0.05), while four dimensions, {"}having sufficient information{"} (β = 0.3), {"}navigating the system{"} (β = 0.2), {"}find health information{"} (β = 0.2), and {"}understand health information{"} (β = 0.2), were significantly associated with better patient HQoL (p < 0.05). No significant associations were found for anxiety. Patient HL and activation did not significantly modify the associations, while certain associations for depression were stronger in patients with non-partner caregivers.CONCLUSIONS: The HL of informal caregivers may play an important role in optimizing psychological outcomes in cancer survivors.IMPLICATIONS FOR CANCER SURVIVORS: Involving informal caregivers, who can provide support related to health information and services, may be beneficial for the psychological well-being of cancer survivors.",
keywords = "Anxiety, Breast cancer, Caregiver, Depression, Health literacy, Quality of life",
author = "H{\o}eg, {Beverley Lim} and Frederiksen, {Marie Hoffmann} and Andersen, {Elisabeth Anne Wreford} and Lena Saltb{\ae}k and Friberg, {Anne Sofie} and Karlsen, {Randi Valbj{\o}rn} and Christoffer Johansen and Dalton, {Susanne Oksbjerg} and Horsb{\o}l, {Trine Allerslev} and Bidstrup, {Pernille Envold}",
year = "2021",
month = oct,
doi = "10.1007/s11764-020-00964-x",
language = "English",
volume = "15",
pages = "729--737",
journal = "Journal of Cancer Survivorship",
issn = "1932-2259",
publisher = "Springer New York LLC",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Is the health literacy of informal caregivers associated with the psychological outcomes of breast cancer survivors?

AU - Høeg, Beverley Lim

AU - Frederiksen, Marie Hoffmann

AU - Andersen, Elisabeth Anne Wreford

AU - Saltbæk, Lena

AU - Friberg, Anne Sofie

AU - Karlsen, Randi Valbjørn

AU - Johansen, Christoffer

AU - Dalton, Susanne Oksbjerg

AU - Horsbøl, Trine Allerslev

AU - Bidstrup, Pernille Envold

PY - 2021/10

Y1 - 2021/10

N2 - PURPOSE: To investigate whether health literacy (HL) among informal caregivers of breast cancer (BC) survivors is associated with patient psychological outcomes.METHODS: We used data (n = 340 pairs) from baseline questionnaires administered in the MyHealth trial investigating nurse-led BC follow-up. All BC survivors and their invited caregivers were included immediately after completion of primary treatment. We performed multivariate regression analyses to examine the association between caregiver HL (nine dimensions as measured by the Health Literacy Questionnaire) as exposure and patient depression, anxiety, and health-related quality of life (HQoL) as outcomes. We further examined whether any association differed according to type of caregiver, patient HL, and patient activation (skill in managing one's health).RESULTS: Three dimensions, "ability to engage with providers" (β = - 0.2), "navigating the system" (β = - 0.2), and "understand health information" (β = - 0.2), were significantly associated with lower patient depression (p < 0.05), while four dimensions, "having sufficient information" (β = 0.3), "navigating the system" (β = 0.2), "find health information" (β = 0.2), and "understand health information" (β = 0.2), were significantly associated with better patient HQoL (p < 0.05). No significant associations were found for anxiety. Patient HL and activation did not significantly modify the associations, while certain associations for depression were stronger in patients with non-partner caregivers.CONCLUSIONS: The HL of informal caregivers may play an important role in optimizing psychological outcomes in cancer survivors.IMPLICATIONS FOR CANCER SURVIVORS: Involving informal caregivers, who can provide support related to health information and services, may be beneficial for the psychological well-being of cancer survivors.

AB - PURPOSE: To investigate whether health literacy (HL) among informal caregivers of breast cancer (BC) survivors is associated with patient psychological outcomes.METHODS: We used data (n = 340 pairs) from baseline questionnaires administered in the MyHealth trial investigating nurse-led BC follow-up. All BC survivors and their invited caregivers were included immediately after completion of primary treatment. We performed multivariate regression analyses to examine the association between caregiver HL (nine dimensions as measured by the Health Literacy Questionnaire) as exposure and patient depression, anxiety, and health-related quality of life (HQoL) as outcomes. We further examined whether any association differed according to type of caregiver, patient HL, and patient activation (skill in managing one's health).RESULTS: Three dimensions, "ability to engage with providers" (β = - 0.2), "navigating the system" (β = - 0.2), and "understand health information" (β = - 0.2), were significantly associated with lower patient depression (p < 0.05), while four dimensions, "having sufficient information" (β = 0.3), "navigating the system" (β = 0.2), "find health information" (β = 0.2), and "understand health information" (β = 0.2), were significantly associated with better patient HQoL (p < 0.05). No significant associations were found for anxiety. Patient HL and activation did not significantly modify the associations, while certain associations for depression were stronger in patients with non-partner caregivers.CONCLUSIONS: The HL of informal caregivers may play an important role in optimizing psychological outcomes in cancer survivors.IMPLICATIONS FOR CANCER SURVIVORS: Involving informal caregivers, who can provide support related to health information and services, may be beneficial for the psychological well-being of cancer survivors.

KW - Anxiety

KW - Breast cancer

KW - Caregiver

KW - Depression

KW - Health literacy

KW - Quality of life

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U2 - 10.1007/s11764-020-00964-x

DO - 10.1007/s11764-020-00964-x

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 33169190

VL - 15

SP - 729

EP - 737

JO - Journal of Cancer Survivorship

JF - Journal of Cancer Survivorship

SN - 1932-2259

IS - 5

ER -

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