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Family caregivers' complementary therapy use and impacts on quality of life

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dc.contributor.advisor Garcia, John A. Wray, Lexy
dc.contributor.other Perkins, Andrea 2014-04-25T21:42:46Z 2014-04-25T21:42:46Z 2014 May en_US 2014-04-25
dc.identifier.other Master of Social Work en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this quantitative study was to ascertain if caregivers and support persons experienced an improvement in their quality of life as they participated in the Complementary Therapy Program offered by Memorial Medical Center. A total of 35 participants took part in this study. The results confirmed that caregivers and support persons did experience an improvement in physical health, social relationships, emotional state, mental functioning, and attitudes toward life as a result of participation in the Complementary Therapy Program. The two most significant improvements in quality of life pertained to their emotional states and relationships with others. Implications for social work practitioners include ongoing collaboration with cancer patients and caregivers regarding complementary therapies and how the program augments participants’ quality of life. Social workers may also assist in linking individuals from all demographic backgrounds with the Complementary Therapy Program. en_US
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dc.title Family caregivers' complementary therapy use and impacts on quality of life en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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