Relationship of intimacy with spouses to quality of life of women with breast cancer

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152358
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Presentation
Title:
Relationship of intimacy with spouses to quality of life of women with breast cancer
Abstract:
Relationship of intimacy with spouses to quality of life of women with breast cancer
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hwang, Eunkyung, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Seoul National University Hospital
Title:Patient Counseling and Education
Co-Authors:Mi Hye Moon, RN; Yeon Joo Yoo, RN; Seong Eun Lee, RN; Hye Jin Kim, RN; Youngsun Choi, RN and Dongyoung Noh, PhD, MD
[Research Presentation] Purpose/Objectives To examine the relationship between intimacy with spouses and quality of life of women with breast cancer Theoretical Framework Theory of Stress-Appraisal (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984) provided a framework of the study. Social factor of interaction with spouses was considered to be related to patients' quality of life. Research Approach Descriptive, Quantitative, Cross-sectional Setting Breast Care Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea Participants Sixty-nine patients with breast cancer who have received a modified radical mastectomy or a breast conserving operation were recruited. They were all married and living together with their spouses. Methods A structured questionnaire developed to measure the intimacy and quality of life was utilized with a self-administration form. Electronic medical records were also reviewed. Main Research Variables Intimacy, Quality of life, Breast cancer Findings The affinity with the spouse had a significant and positive correlation with the quality of life. In intimacy, perceptional intimacy was scored highest while sexual intimacy was lowest. There were no differences in intimacy with spouses by current therapy methods, duration after diagnosis, operation methods, and cancer stages. In addition, family-related factor showed the highest score in the measure of quality of life of the women. Conclusions Intimacy with spouses needs to be considered in the care of breast cancer patients for their quality of life. Lack of sexual intimacy was found to be a critical issue because it could be a factor to influence quality of life in these women. Family-related factors seem to be culture-specific, suggesting the importance of dynamics of couple and family in quality of life of Korean breast cancer patients. Implication for Nursing Couple-centered and family-centered nursing interventions should be launched to support breast cancer patients. Further studies need to identify related factors of sexual adjustment to provide optimal supportive care to breast cancer couples.
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.titleRelationship of intimacy with spouses to quality of life of women with breast canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152358-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationship of intimacy with spouses to quality of life of 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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hwang, Eunkyung, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Seoul National University Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Patient Counseling and Education</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gogh001@empal.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mi Hye Moon, RN; Yeon Joo Yoo, RN; Seong Eun Lee, RN; Hye Jin Kim, RN; Youngsun Choi, RN and Dongyoung Noh, PhD, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose/Objectives To examine the relationship between intimacy with spouses and quality of life of women with breast cancer Theoretical Framework Theory of Stress-Appraisal (Lazarus &amp; Folkman, 1984) provided a framework of the study. Social factor of interaction with spouses was considered to be related to patients' quality of life. Research Approach Descriptive, Quantitative, Cross-sectional Setting Breast Care Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea Participants Sixty-nine patients with breast cancer who have received a modified radical mastectomy or a breast conserving operation were recruited. They were all married and living together with their spouses. Methods A structured questionnaire developed to measure the intimacy and quality of life was utilized with a self-administration form. Electronic medical records were also reviewed. Main Research Variables Intimacy, Quality of life, Breast cancer Findings The affinity with the spouse had a significant and positive correlation with the quality of life. In intimacy, perceptional intimacy was scored highest while sexual intimacy was lowest. There were no differences in intimacy with spouses by current therapy methods, duration after diagnosis, operation methods, and cancer stages. In addition, family-related factor showed the highest score in the measure of quality of life of the women. Conclusions Intimacy with spouses needs to be considered in the care of breast cancer patients for their quality of life. Lack of sexual intimacy was found to be a critical issue because it could be a factor to influence quality of life in these women. Family-related factors seem to be culture-specific, suggesting the importance of dynamics of couple and family in quality of life of Korean breast cancer patients. Implication for Nursing Couple-centered and family-centered nursing interventions should be launched to support breast cancer patients. Further studies need to identify related factors of sexual adjustment to provide optimal supportive care to breast cancer couples.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:33:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:33:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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