Depression among family member or close friends to patients with Cancer
Document number : 126051
Created by: Alexander Bowden, 2013-05-07
Last revised by: Ronny Gunnarsson, 2015-03-04
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

Cancer is common having detrimental effects not only on the affected individuals but also on their families and friends. Care provision has moved from the hospital to the home, and the responsibility often falls on a family member or close friend. This study aims to identify risk factors for depression among these family member or close friends.


Ronny Gunnarsson
Adjunct Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Närhälsan FoU-centrum Södra Älvsborg
Susan Hewitt
Radiation Oncologist, Radiation Oncology, Townsville Cancer Centre

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Cairns, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27
Health Care - Health care providers - Queensland Health - Townsville Hospital and Health Service - The Townsville Hospital - Medicine - Medical oncology
Health Care - Health care providers - Queensland Health - Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service - Cairns Hospital - Medicine - Medical oncology

2. In depth information

Scientific title

Predictors of Depression in Non-professional Caregivers of Adults Living with Cancer

Funders of this project


James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry (JCU-QLD-339191)
789 AUD (applied sum: 789 AUD)
Alexander Bowden

2013, Risk of depression in non-professional caregivers of patients with cancer

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

Date commenced


Title: Depression among family member or close friends to patients with Cancer, Description of an ongoing or completed project, Document number: 126051, from James Cook University