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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149999
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sexuality, Quality of Life in Women With Breast Cancer
Abstract:
Sexuality, Quality of Life in Women With Breast Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Davis, Stephanie C., APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of South Carolina/Georgia Southern University
Title:Doctoral Student/Nursing Instructor
Co-Authors:DeAnne Hilfinger-Messias, PhD, RN
Sexuality, Quality of Life in Women with Breast Cancer Purpose/Specific Aims: Breast cancer is the second leading cancer death in women in the United States and an estimated 215,990 women nationally will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2004 (American Cancer Society, [ACS] 2004). Women with breast cancer comprise the largest group of female survivors of cancer (Ganz et al., 2002). The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships of body image, sexuality, sexual health, appraisal, coping and social support on quality of life in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have undergone a mastectomy. Design/Methods: A descriptive correlational design will be used to explore the relationships among study variables (body image, sexuality, sexual health, appraisal, social support, coping, and quality of life). The target population is women who have had a modified radical mastectomy within the previous 12 months of participation. Potential participants will be given a flyer, by a designated nurse (at each site), describing the study and asking them to contact the PI by attached postcard in an addressed stamped envelope. The PI will provide information about informed consent, study aims/goals, nature of instruments, and anonymous data collection. Once phone consent has been obtained a survey packet will be mailed or emailed to the participant. All packets will be returned by mail to the PI. Findings: Data is currently being collected. Preliminary analyses will be completed prior to the conference. Difficulties encountered during recruitment and data collection will be presented. Implications: Literature indicates that all types of cancer can have detrimental effects on body image, sexuality, and sexual health. However, almost no studies have examined the linkages among these concepts and quality of life women with breast cancer.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSexuality, Quality of Life in Women With Breast Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149999-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sexuality, Quality of Life in Women With Breast Cancer</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Davis, Stephanie C., APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of South Carolina/Georgia Southern University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student/Nursing Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">skdavis1818@bulloch.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">DeAnne Hilfinger-Messias, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Sexuality, Quality of Life in Women with Breast Cancer Purpose/Specific Aims: Breast cancer is the second leading cancer death in women in the United States and an estimated 215,990 women nationally will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2004 (American Cancer Society, [ACS] 2004). Women with breast cancer comprise the largest group of female survivors of cancer (Ganz et al., 2002). The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships of body image, sexuality, sexual health, appraisal, coping and social support on quality of life in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have undergone a mastectomy. Design/Methods: A descriptive correlational design will be used to explore the relationships among study variables (body image, sexuality, sexual health, appraisal, social support, coping, and quality of life). The target population is women who have had a modified radical mastectomy within the previous 12 months of participation. Potential participants will be given a flyer, by a designated nurse (at each site), describing the study and asking them to contact the PI by attached postcard in an addressed stamped envelope. The PI will provide information about informed consent, study aims/goals, nature of instruments, and anonymous data collection. Once phone consent has been obtained a survey packet will be mailed or emailed to the participant. All packets will be returned by mail to the PI. Findings: Data is currently being collected. Preliminary analyses will be completed prior to the conference. Difficulties encountered during recruitment and data collection will be presented. Implications: Literature indicates that all types of cancer can have detrimental effects on body image, sexuality, and sexual health. However, almost no studies have examined the linkages among these concepts and quality of life women with breast cancer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:14:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:14:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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