The experiences of loneliness among cancer patients and their caregivers

J Chin, A Rokach, L. Findler, S Lev, Y Kollender

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Research suggests that cancer patients and their caregivers may be particularly vulnerable to the experience of loneliness. The current study compared the experience of loneliness and perceptions of social support from significant others, friends, and family amongst individuals afflicted with cancer, their caregivers, and related members from the general population. Analyses revealed that patients and caregivers reported lower loneliness subscale scores and higher social support than members of the general population. Importantly, social support was found to confer a moderating effect on patient and caregiver loneliness.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)123-139
JournalInternational Journal of Psychology Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013


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