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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151378
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Uncertainty of Breast Cancer Patients and the Correlated Factors
Abstract:
The Uncertainty of Breast Cancer Patients and the Correlated Factors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Chien, Shu Chuan, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Title:Nursing Specialist
Co-Authors:Shan Huang, RN; Tung Chen Han, RN; Mei Ling Kuo, RN; Fang O. Yu, RN
The purpose of this study was to investigate the degree of the uncertainty of breast cancer patients and the correlated factors. A survey design was used and a convenience sample of OPD patients with breast cancer were recruited from a medical center located in Southern Taiwan from March to June 2004. Seventy-eight effective cases were collected. The data were derived from  the medical record and the structural questionnaire and were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showed that (1) the degree of the entire uncertainty was medium high level. Comparing the factors of the uncertainty, ambiguity uncertainty is higher than complexity. (2) There was no significant relationship between the personal characteristics and the uncertainty. (3) Whilst analyzing the illness characteristics, the result showed that the average score of the uncertainty of relapsed breast cancer patients was significantly higher than those of non-relapsed (P<0.05). Additionally, sense of uncertainty in illness was negatively associated with their functional status (r=-0.43, P=0.00). It is suggested that the clinical nurses should have more understanding on the uncertainty of breast cancer patients and the correlated factors and continuously assess their adaptive process in order to decrease sense of uncertainty in illness and increase their life quality.   Key Words : Breast cancer , Uncertainty in illness , Functional status.
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.titleThe Uncertainty of Breast Cancer Patients and the Correlated Factorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151378-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Uncertainty of Breast Cancer Patients and the Correlated Factors</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chien, Shu Chuan, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">t70726@adm.cgmh.org.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shan Huang, RN; Tung Chen Han, RN; Mei Ling Kuo, RN; Fang O. Yu, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to investigate the degree of the uncertainty of breast cancer patients and the correlated factors. A survey design was used and a convenience sample of OPD patients with breast cancer were recruited from a medical center located in Southern Taiwan from March to June 2004. Seventy-eight effective cases were collected. The data were derived from&nbsp; the medical record and the structural questionnaire and were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showed that (1) the degree of the entire uncertainty was medium high level. Comparing the factors of the uncertainty, ambiguity uncertainty is higher than complexity. (2) There was no significant relationship between the personal characteristics and the uncertainty. (3) Whilst analyzing the illness characteristics, the result showed that the average score of the uncertainty of relapsed breast cancer patients was significantly higher than those of non-relapsed (P&lt;0.05). Additionally, sense of uncertainty in illness was negatively associated with their functional status (r=-0.43, P=0.00). It is suggested that the clinical nurses should have more understanding on the uncertainty of breast cancer patients and the correlated factors and continuously assess their adaptive process in order to decrease sense of uncertainty in illness and increase their life quality.&nbsp;&nbsp; Key Words : Breast cancer , Uncertainty in illness , Functional status.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:00:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:00:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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