The Impact of Written Emotional Dissclosure on Cancer Caregivers
Harvey, J., Sanders, E., Ko, L., and Manusov, V., & Yi, J. (2018). The Impact of Written Emotional Disclosure on Cancer Caregivers’ Perceptions of Burden, Stress, and Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Health Communications, Vol.33, p. 824-832.
As a result of a brief three week intervention, the study demonstrated the potential for writing to have beneficial outcome on caregiver burden, stress, and depression. Writing about feelings and about benefits of caregiving reduced caregiver depression. Writing about time management, without an emotional component, was also effective in reducing caregiver stress.