Project Details

The Role of Social Cognition in Support Provision and Adjustment in Cancer Caregiving: A Longitudinal Analysis

Advances in treatment have substantially prolonged the lifespan of people with cancer. As cancer care shifts from hospitals to home or community settings, family caregivers face the difficulty of providing various kinds of support. They also shoulder the life-and-death responsibility for the patients. Despite the need to support cancer caregivers and reduce the risks of poor adjustment among them, very little research has been conducted in Chinese societies. This 12-month prospective study aims to examine the biological basis and social cognitive and supportive processes of adjustment among Chinese family caregivers of cancer patients in Hong Kong.

Commencement Date : 2012/1
Completion Date : 2015/12
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr HOU, Wai Kai 侯維佳 [CPH,PS]
Co-Investigator(s) : Prof CHENG, Sheung-Tak 鄭相德 [HPE]
Prof. MILLER, Gregory E. *
Prof. LEE, Tatia Mei-Chun *
Keyword(s) : Cancer Caregiving Stress   Adjustment Over Time   Effective Social Support   Empathic Accuracy   Biological Basis  

*Investigator from an outside institution/organization

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