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NOBREGA, Kenya Idamara Mendonça da  and  PEREIRA, Carlos Umberto. Quality of life, anxiety and depression in children caregivers with brain neoplasm. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.1, pp. 48-61. ISSN 1516-3687.

This work aims in socio-demographic terms children caregivers with brain tumors treated at a public hospital in Aracaju-SE and investigate this group perception as their quality of life, anxiety and depression. 32 caregivers participated of a convenience pattern and three instruments were used: socio-demographic questionnaire, Whoqol-bref and Hads. The sample showed that 100% of caregivers are mothers and grandmother. In evaluating of caregivers quality of life, the physical domain obtained 58.7 of rate; social 57.6, environmental 43.8; psychological, 55.6. The prevalence of anxiety was 50% and depression, 46.9%. The perception of caregivers quality of life was moderate. The social domain was the essential factor to depression and physical domain was anxiety.

Keywords : Caregivers; Brain neoplasms; Quality Of life; Anxiety; Depression.

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