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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154768
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quality of Life in Older Cancer Survivors: Impact of Age and Culture
Abstract:
Quality of Life in Older Cancer Survivors: Impact of Age and Culture
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Christopher, Kimberly
P.I. Institution Name:University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Purpose: This study generated in-depth data on the experience of cancer survivorship in White-NonPortuguese and White-Portuguese adults sixty-five years and older.<P> Significance: Although QOL research is a priority among oncology nurses, current knowledge is based primarily on data gathered from white, middle-age, middle-class society. Since life expectancy and cancer survivorship are increasing, QOL issues must be considered when planning care for older adults. This study with older cancer survivors from two cultural groups, contributes to oncology nursing science by 1) identifying age-related developmentally specific QOL issues, and 2) identifying how and in what ways QOL varies across these cultures. <P> Design: Qualitative study using Focus Group Interview design<P> Conceptual Framework: Quality of Life Conceptual Model for Cancer Survivors (Ferrell &amp; Dow, 1997)<P> Sample: Focus Groups were stratified by culture (White-NonPortuguese, White-Portuguese), Gender, Age (65-75; 76-85; 86 and older)<P> Data Analysis: Interviews were transcribed verbatim and reviewed. First, recurrent themes were analyzed according to domains of QOL model. Second, the QOL Model was modified based on new themes and categories.<P> Implications: Describing the differences, similarities, and unique responses of older adult survivors is the first step towards designing interventions that improve QOL in this population. Age appropriate and culturally sensitive models of QOL will inform practice and ensure excellent oncology nursing care. <P> <P> <!--Abstract 13617 modified by 24.60.6.209 on 11-5-2002--></P></P></P></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuality of Life in Older Cancer Survivors: Impact of Age and Cultureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154768-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Quality of Life in Older Cancer Survivors: Impact of Age and Culture</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Christopher, Kimberly</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kchristopher@umassd.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: This study generated in-depth data on the experience of cancer survivorship in White-NonPortuguese and White-Portuguese adults sixty-five years and older.&lt;P&gt; Significance: Although QOL research is a priority among oncology nurses, current knowledge is based primarily on data gathered from white, middle-age, middle-class society. Since life expectancy and cancer survivorship are increasing, QOL issues must be considered when planning care for older adults. This study with older cancer survivors from two cultural groups, contributes to oncology nursing science by 1) identifying age-related developmentally specific QOL issues, and 2) identifying how and in what ways QOL varies across these cultures. &lt;P&gt; Design: Qualitative study using Focus Group Interview design&lt;P&gt; Conceptual Framework: Quality of Life Conceptual Model for Cancer Survivors (Ferrell &amp;amp; Dow, 1997)&lt;P&gt; Sample: Focus Groups were stratified by culture (White-NonPortuguese, White-Portuguese), Gender, Age (65-75; 76-85; 86 and older)&lt;P&gt; Data Analysis: Interviews were transcribed verbatim and reviewed. First, recurrent themes were analyzed according to domains of QOL model. Second, the QOL Model was modified based on new themes and categories.&lt;P&gt; Implications: Describing the differences, similarities, and unique responses of older adult survivors is the first step towards designing interventions that improve QOL in this population. Age appropriate and culturally sensitive models of QOL will inform practice and ensure excellent oncology nursing care. &lt;P&gt; &lt;P&gt; &lt;!--Abstract 13617 modified by 24.60.6.209 on 11-5-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:15:46Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:15:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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