Clinical Trials Search
Clinical Trial 18495
Study Type: Other
Phase of Study: NA
- Maija Reblin
Caregiver Relationship Quality and Communication in Advanced Cancer Care
The purpose of this study is to better understand how advanced cancer patients and their spouse/partners interact and communicate at home and how spouse/partner stress levels change over time. While there is a lot of research on how people talk to each other, very few studies look at a normal "day in the life" of couples coping with serious disease. We hope that by learning more about how couples coping with advanced cancer interact together on a regular basis, we can ultimately help improve this experience for others in the future. 100 couples will be recruited from clinics and the infusion room at Moffitt Cancer Center.
1. Describe relationship quality between spouse/partner CGs and advanced cancer patients and the correlates to psychological health outcomes of anxiety, burden, and depression among CGs. 2. Identify the impact of relationship quality between spouse/partner CGs and cancer patients on daily stress (ambulatory blood pressure and self report) and communication patterns; 3.Identify the relationship between communication and CG stress.