The Investigation of Symptom Distress in Cancer Patients and Its Related Factors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156188
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Investigation of Symptom Distress in Cancer Patients and Its Related Factors
Abstract:
The Investigation of Symptom Distress in Cancer Patients and Its Related Factors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Chiou, Chou-Ping, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:I-Shou University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Pei-Ling Tang, RN, MSN; Hui-Ying Cheng, RN, MSN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Introduction To investigate the multidimensional health locus of control and symptom distress in cancer patients, and their relations to characteristics of patients. Methods The study involved 169 patients that underwent radiotherapy at a medical center of southern Taiwan. The study was designed to correlate the variants by convenient sampling. The investigating tool was a structural questionnaire. The collected data included personal profile and characteristics of disease, the scale for multidimensional health locus of control, and the scale for symptom distress. Results The study disclosed the average score of symptom distress in cancer patients was 38.33. The most common symptoms were insomnia, pain, fatigue, poor appetite, and thirst. With respect to doctors health locus of control, the highest average score was 5.12 in believing that the doctors controlled the patients' health. Whenever the patients felt deterioration of health status, their symptom distress aggravated. Subjective health status and undertaking operation were significant predictors to address the variation of symptom distress in 17% of cancer patients. Conclusion The study outcomes enable the staffs of medical care to realize the symptom distress in cancer patients. The medical staffs should pay more attention to those patients who underwent operations or subjectively felt deterioration of their own health status. We also should help the patients to build up a positive attitude by individualized nursing care in order to assist the patients to complete the treatment protocol.
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 Investigation of Symptom Distress in Cancer Patients and Its Related Factorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156188-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Investigation of Symptom Distress in Cancer Patients and Its Related 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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chiou, Chou-Ping, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">I-Shou University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">chouping@isu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pei-Ling Tang, RN, MSN; Hui-Ying Cheng, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Introduction To investigate the multidimensional health locus of control and symptom distress in cancer patients, and their relations to characteristics of patients. Methods The study involved 169 patients that underwent radiotherapy at a medical center of southern Taiwan. The study was designed to correlate the variants by convenient sampling. The investigating tool was a structural questionnaire. The collected data included personal profile and characteristics of disease, the scale for multidimensional health locus of control, and the scale for symptom distress. Results The study disclosed the average score of symptom distress in cancer patients was 38.33. The most common symptoms were insomnia, pain, fatigue, poor appetite, and thirst. With respect to doctors health locus of control, the highest average score was 5.12 in believing that the doctors controlled the patients' health. Whenever the patients felt deterioration of health status, their symptom distress aggravated. Subjective health status and undertaking operation were significant predictors to address the variation of symptom distress in 17% of cancer patients. Conclusion The study outcomes enable the staffs of medical care to realize the symptom distress in cancer patients. The medical staffs should pay more attention to those patients who underwent operations or subjectively felt deterioration of their own health status. We also should help the patients to build up a positive attitude by individualized nursing care in order to assist the patients to complete the treatment protocol.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:32:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:32:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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