Cancer Symptom Distress and Quality of Life in Adolescent Patients with Cancer

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150456
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Presentation
Title:
Cancer Symptom Distress and Quality of Life in Adolescent Patients with Cancer
Abstract:
Cancer Symptom Distress and Quality of Life in Adolescent Patients with Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Wu, Wei-Wen, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences
Title:Assistant Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Presentation] To describe participants' cancer symptom distress, QoL and resilience with outcomes of Electronic Self Report Assessment ? Cancer Adolescent Form (ESRA-C AF); to explore cancer symptom distress, resilience and QoL scores for various demographic factors; and to determine whether resilience is a mediating variable between cancer symptom distress and QoL, a descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted. A convenience sample of 40 consecutive adolescent patients aged from 13 to 20 and treated with cancer, could communicate in English, and were component to understand the study information and gave informed consent (18-20 years old) and assent (13-17 years old) were invited to participate in the study held in pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Orthopedics ambulatory setting between November 2008 and January 2009 at a Children hospital in Washington State. The electronic survey tool consisted of valid measures (electronic Minneapolis-Manchester Quality of Life ? Adolescent Form (MMQL-AF), Symptom Distress Scale (SDS) and RS (Resilience Scale)) was administered. The result revealed that the physical functioning was the worst outcome reported among the MMQL-AF and fatigue the item most endorsed above threshold in the SDS. Regarding the correlations among MMQL-AF, SDS, and RS scores, there was a significant correlation (r = -.766) between the MMQL-AF and the SDS (p < 0.01), and a significant correlation (r = .558) between the MMQL-AF and the RS (p < 0.01), as well as a significant correlation (r = -.440) between the SDS and the RS (p < 0.01). The result of model testing was that resilience could mediate the effects of cancer symptom distress on QoL. The conclusion was that relieving cancer symptom distress may enhance resilience and enhancing resilience may improve QoL. Planning interventions focusing on managing cancer symptom distress and enhancing resilience may improve adolescent cancer patients? QoL in this vulnerable population.
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.titleCancer Symptom Distress and Quality of Life in Adolescent Patients with Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150456-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cancer Symptom Distress and Quality of Life in Adolescent Patients with 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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wu, Wei-Wen, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">weiwen@ntunhs.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Presentation] To describe participants' cancer symptom distress, QoL and resilience with outcomes of Electronic Self Report Assessment ? Cancer Adolescent Form (ESRA-C AF); to explore cancer symptom distress, resilience and QoL scores for various demographic factors; and to determine whether resilience is a mediating variable between cancer symptom distress and QoL, a descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted. A convenience sample of 40 consecutive adolescent patients aged from 13 to 20 and treated with cancer, could communicate in English, and were component to understand the study information and gave informed consent (18-20 years old) and assent (13-17 years old) were invited to participate in the study held in pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Orthopedics ambulatory setting between November 2008 and January 2009 at a Children hospital in Washington State. The electronic survey tool consisted of valid measures (electronic Minneapolis-Manchester Quality of Life ? Adolescent Form (MMQL-AF), Symptom Distress Scale (SDS) and RS (Resilience Scale)) was administered. The result revealed that the physical functioning was the worst outcome reported among the MMQL-AF and fatigue the item most endorsed above threshold in the SDS. Regarding the correlations among MMQL-AF, SDS, and RS scores, there was a significant correlation (r = -.766) between the MMQL-AF and the SDS (p &lt; 0.01), and a significant correlation (r = .558) between the MMQL-AF and the RS (p &lt; 0.01), as well as a significant correlation (r = -.440) between the SDS and the RS (p &lt; 0.01). The result of model testing was that resilience could mediate the effects of cancer symptom distress on QoL. The conclusion was that relieving cancer symptom distress may enhance resilience and enhancing resilience may improve QoL. Planning interventions focusing on managing cancer symptom distress and enhancing resilience may improve adolescent cancer patients? QoL in this vulnerable population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:33:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:33:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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