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Table 2 Factors influencing caregiver quality of life

From: Caring for family members with chronic physical illness: A critical review of caregiver literature

Predictors Significant Mediating variables Quality of life
    Significant Not found
Patient characteristics     
Performance status    [7], [24], [26], [28], [34]  
Age    [7] [15]
Gender    [15]  
Depression    [7], [29]  
The kind of illness    [30]  
Pain / symptoms (severity of illness)     [29, 32]
Caregiver characteristics     
Age    [7], [24] [15]
Gender    [7], [15] [24]
Physical disability    [7]  
Income    [29], [32]  
Initial quality of life    [29]  
Educational level    [22], [28]  
Health problem    [26]  
Depression    [29]  
Anger    [26]  
Anxiety    [26]  
STRESSOR     
Primary Objective context   [13] [14]
  Caregiving demands    [13], [22]
  Patient impairment   [12], [15]  
  Duration of care    [29], [25]
  Intensity of care    [29], [25]
  ADL Dependency   [7], [24], [26] [29]
  Stress types   [25]  
  Caregiver overload   [24]  
  Recurrence   [15]  
  Problem behavior   [24]  
Secondary Subjective context   [13]  
  Caregiving demands   [13]  
  Role change   [21] [29]
  Responsibility   [21]  
  Caregiver experiences [29]   
  Life style interference [22]   
Stress Appraisal     
Appraisal   [12], [14] [12], [14], [23], [31]  
Perceived control    [13]  
Differences in the perception (pt & caregiver)    [33]  
Stress Coping Methods     
Coping responses   [12], [13], [25], [14], [15] [12], [14], [26], [31] [24], [32]
Social support     
Perceived adequacy of social support   [14], [25], [34] [14], [21], [26], [31]  
Social life and social network   [12], [15], [12], [7]  
Family life (Quality of relationship and Marital adjustment)    [7], [29], [32]  
Loneliness    [7]  
Resources    [26]  
Formal support   [24]