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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157790
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Coping and Quality of Life of Mexican American Breast Cancer Survivors
Abstract:
Coping and Quality of Life of Mexican American Breast Cancer Survivors
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Lopez, Mary M., RN, PhD, OCN
P.I. Institution Name:Western University, College of Graduate Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact Address:309 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA, 91766, USA
Contact Telephone:909-706-3860
Coping is a challenge for breast cancer survivors and may result in a poor quality of life. The primary purpose of this mixed method study was to examine the effects of optimism, acculturation and breast cancer concerns on coping styles and to determine the effect coping styles have on the quality of life in Mexican American breast cancer survivors. A one group ex post facto descriptive correlational survey design with path analysis was used to determine the direct, indirect and total effects of the causal antecedents on coping and quality of life. Ninety-two subjects participated through a nonprobability convenience sampling method. Qualitative non-structured interviews were used to gather additional data on Mexican American women's experiences living with breast cancer. Participant's responses were recorded verbatim and subjected to content analysis and thematic coding. Path analysis revealed that women who were less optimistic, had lower acculturation, and increased concerns about breast cancer used passive coping styles. Passive coping styles were associated with a decreased quality of life for survivors. Increased acculturation level was associated with increased quality of life, although concerns about breast cancer had a direct negative correlation with quality of life. Qualitative narrative analysis revealed the major domain of Surviving the Fight, with subthemes of Adapting my Lifestyle, Maintaining Hope, and Remaining Vigilant. Qualitative data confirmed the quantitative model variables as strongly influencing quality of life. Nurses in a variety of healthcare settings can use these findings to identify Mexican American breast cancer survivor's at risk for reduced quality of life. Further, culturally sensitive interventions need to be designed and studied to increase the quality of life of Mexican American women living with breast cancer.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCoping and Quality of Life of Mexican American Breast Cancer Survivorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157790-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Coping and Quality of Life of Mexican American Breast Cancer Survivors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lopez, Mary M., RN, PhD, OCN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Western University, College of Graduate Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">309 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA, 91766, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">909-706-3860</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mlopez@westernu.edu, MLopezUOPhx@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Coping is a challenge for breast cancer survivors and may result in a poor quality of life. The primary purpose of this mixed method study was to examine the effects of optimism, acculturation and breast cancer concerns on coping styles and to determine the effect coping styles have on the quality of life in Mexican American breast cancer survivors. A one group ex post facto descriptive correlational survey design with path analysis was used to determine the direct, indirect and total effects of the causal antecedents on coping and quality of life. Ninety-two subjects participated through a nonprobability convenience sampling method. Qualitative non-structured interviews were used to gather additional data on Mexican American women's experiences living with breast cancer. Participant's responses were recorded verbatim and subjected to content analysis and thematic coding.&nbsp;Path analysis revealed that women who were less optimistic, had lower acculturation, and increased concerns about breast cancer used passive coping styles. Passive coping styles were associated with a decreased quality of life for survivors. Increased acculturation level was associated with increased quality of life, although concerns about breast cancer had a direct negative correlation with quality of life. Qualitative narrative analysis revealed the major domain of Surviving the Fight, with subthemes of Adapting my Lifestyle, Maintaining Hope, and Remaining Vigilant. Qualitative data confirmed the quantitative model variables as strongly influencing quality of life. Nurses in a variety of healthcare settings can use these findings to identify Mexican American breast cancer survivor's at risk for reduced quality of life. Further, culturally sensitive interventions need to be designed and studied to increase the quality of life of Mexican American women living with breast cancer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:12:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:12:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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