The association between individual attachment patterns, the perceived social support, and the psychological well-being of Turkish informal caregivers

Kuscu M. K., DURAL ŞENOĞUZ U., Oenen P., Yasa Y., Yayla M., Basaran G., ...More

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, vol.18, no.9, pp.927-935, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pon.1441
  • Journal Name: PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.927-935
  • Keywords: informal caregivers, cancer, oncology, depression, attachment, perceived support, ADULT ATTACHMENT, CANCER-PATIENTS, INTIMATE-RELATIONSHIPS, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, PARTNERS, STYLES, BURDEN, IMPACT, EXPERIENCES, DEPRESSION
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Background: This study aimed to investigate the relations among the psychological well-being (i.e. depression and state/trait anxiety levels), attachment patterns (i.e. secure, ambivalent, avoidant), and the perceived social support from family/friends/significant others of caregivers of cancer patients in Turkey.