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Continuing to engage in personal activities that you like to do 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Talking about death and dying 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Providing emotional support to the person I’m caring for 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Understanding medical information from doctors, nurses or other sources 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Seeking support for yourself 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Dealing with feelings of helplessness 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Dealing with the person expressing negative feelings toward you when they occur 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Assisting and encouraging the person in following through with all treatments and taking all prescribed medications 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Asking physicians and nurses questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Dealing with criticism from others 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Maintaining as close relationship with the person I’m caring for 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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67 Appendix E Perceived Stress Scale
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68 The questions in this scale ask you about your feelings and thoughts during the last month. In each case, please rate the question on how often you felt or thought a certain way. Circle the number that best fits how often you felt or thought that way. (Scale 0: Never, 1 Almost Never, 2 Sometimes, 3 Fairly Often, 4 Very Often) 1. In the last month, how often have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly? 0 1 2 3 4 2. In the last month, how often have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life? 0 1 2 3 4 3. In the last month, how often have you felt nervous and "stressed"? 0 1 2 3 4 4. In the last month, how often have you felt confident about your ability to handle your personal problems? 0 1 2 3 4 5. In the last month, how often have you felt that things were going your way? 0 1 2 3 4 6. In the last month, how often have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do? 0 1 2 3 4 7. In the last month, how often have you been able to control irritations in your life? 0 1 2 3 4 8. In the last month, how often have you felt that you were on top of things? 0 1 2 3 4 9. In the last month, how often have you been angered because of things that were outside of your control? 0 1 2 3 4 10. In the last month, how often have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome them? 0 1 2 3 4
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69 Appendix F SF12v12
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73 Appendix G Acknowledgement Letter (Sample)
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74 Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about my dissertation research. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between caregivers’ confidence in providing care and stress in adult informal caregivers providing end of life care. Participants in this study will include adult informal caregivers who are providing end-of-life care for an individual over the age of 18 years. Non-English speaking caregivers will be excluded from this study because of limited translational resources. It is assumed that the caregiver is cognitively intact.
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