The Exploration of Distress Symptoms and Uncertainty for Liver Cancer Patients

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152538
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Presentation
Title:
The Exploration of Distress Symptoms and Uncertainty for Liver Cancer Patients
Abstract:
The Exploration of Distress Symptoms and Uncertainty for Liver Cancer Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Liao, Hui-Chuan, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Title:Nursing Specialist of liver transplantation
Co-Authors:Chiao-Yin Yang, RN; Ya-Lie Ku, MSN; Ming-Chu Chiang, MSN; Chao-Long Chen, MD
Based on the statistics of Department of Health Executive Yuan (2004), liver cancer is the number one killer of men in Taiwan. Patients diagnosed with liver cancer will face many distress symptoms as well as examinations, side effects, and periods of treatment that lead to uncertainty. Some literature writes about the relationship between distress symptoms and uncertainty; however, few studies conducted for liver cancer patients. Therefore, this study explores the factors associated with distress symptoms and uncertainty for liver cancer patients. This cross-sectional design was conducted with a purposive sampling by surveying structure-questionnaires from July 1 to July 30, 2004 in the liver unit of a southern Taiwan hospital. Three research questionnaires are demographic information, Hsu(1996)translated Chinese Mishel Uncertainty Scale, and Lia (2002)translated Chinese Symptom Distress Scale. Both scales have developed good reliability and validity. Results indicated that 70 liver cancer patients'uncertainty as in the moderate level. Uncertainty among liver cancer patients is largely on inexplicit about what is going to happen in their lives. Additionally, fatigue is the major distress symptoms for liver cancer patients. A positive significant relationship arises between distress symptoms and uncertainty that liver cancer patients who perceived more serious distress symptoms will have higher uncertainty. Patients who practice Taoism will have a higher degree of uncertainty than those who practice Christianity. Furthermore, distress symptoms, religious beliefs, frequency of thrombosis, and average family income can explain a 33.9% variance of uncertainty as the significant predictors. Among these predictors, distress symptoms are the best and can explain a 20.1% variance of uncertainty. The investigators recommend that future studies adopt nursing interventions such as Christian spiritual power to lessen distress symptoms that lower uncertainty for liver cancer patients.
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 Exploration of Distress Symptoms and Uncertainty for Liver Cancer Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152538-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Exploration of Distress Symptoms and Uncertainty for Liver Cancer Patients</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">Liao, Hui-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 of liver transplantation</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cocomeggie@yahoo.com.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Chiao-Yin Yang, RN; Ya-Lie Ku, MSN; Ming-Chu Chiang, MSN; Chao-Long Chen, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Based on the statistics of Department of Health Executive Yuan (2004), liver cancer is the number one killer of men in Taiwan. Patients diagnosed with liver cancer will face many distress symptoms as well as examinations, side effects, and periods of treatment that lead to uncertainty. Some literature writes about the relationship between distress symptoms and uncertainty; however, few studies conducted for liver cancer patients. Therefore, this study explores the factors associated with distress symptoms and uncertainty for liver cancer patients. This cross-sectional design was conducted with a purposive sampling by surveying structure-questionnaires from July 1 to July 30, 2004 in the liver unit of a southern Taiwan hospital. Three research questionnaires are demographic information, Hsu(1996)translated Chinese Mishel Uncertainty Scale, and Lia (2002)translated Chinese Symptom Distress Scale. Both scales have developed good reliability and validity. Results indicated that 70 liver cancer patients'uncertainty as in the moderate level. Uncertainty among liver cancer patients is largely on inexplicit about what is going to happen in their lives. Additionally, fatigue is the major distress symptoms for liver cancer patients. A positive significant relationship arises between distress symptoms and uncertainty that liver cancer patients who perceived more serious distress symptoms will have higher uncertainty. Patients who practice Taoism will have a higher degree of uncertainty than those who practice Christianity. Furthermore, distress symptoms, religious beliefs, frequency of thrombosis, and average family income can explain a 33.9% variance of uncertainty as the significant predictors. Among these predictors, distress symptoms are the best and can explain a 20.1% variance of uncertainty. The investigators recommend that future studies adopt nursing interventions such as Christian spiritual power to lessen distress symptoms that lower uncertainty for liver cancer patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:40:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:40:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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