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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157973
Type:
Presentation
Title:
QOL Depressive Symptoms and Well-Being in Latina Breast Cancer Patients
Abstract:
QOL Depressive Symptoms and Well-Being in Latina Breast Cancer Patients
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2005
Author:Owens, Barbara, RN, PhD, OCN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas HSC at San Antonio School of Nursing
Contact Address:7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA
Contact Telephone:210-567-5869
Purpose: The specific aims were, in self-identified Latina women receiving treatment for breast cancer in South Texas, to assess baseline cohort performance on measures designed to evaluate depressive symptoms and well-being, and determine whether these two HRQL domains were correlative in this region-specific underrepresented ethnic minority patient group. Methods: Between September 2002 and April 2003, 137 self-identified Latina women were enrolled in a comprehensive quality of life (QOL) study at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Patients were administered an assessment instrument which included socioeconomic, demographic, and treatment information as part of a brief self-reported medical history survey. Additionally, patients were also administered a composite instrument which included the Centre for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D) scale and a QOL measure, the Index of Well Being (IWB). Descriptive analysis was performed on the entire series of patients, as well as sub-cohorts stratified into binary categories by the absence or presence of significant depressive symptomatology, defined as a score of 16 or more on the CES-D scale. Data was analyzed non-parametrically using established statistical methods. Results: Of 137 patients interviewed, 109 (79.5%) reported depressive features. Comparison of those patients exhibiting depressive symptoms were statistically associated with decreased IWB scores, and revealed a significant non-parametric correlation. Conclusion: The observation that a significant proportion of South Texas Latina breast cancer patients in our treatment cohort reported depressive symptomatology is noteworthy, and should be explored through analysis of the multi-factorial elements which may contribute to such a finding. Further studies are needed to delineate the specific impact of depression on QOL and clinical outcomes, as well as to validate this approach across other Latino and non-Hispanic regional sub-populations.
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.titleQOL Depressive Symptoms and Well-Being in Latina Breast Cancer Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157973-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">QOL Depressive Symptoms and Well-Being in Latina Breast Cancer Patients</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Owens, Barbara, RN, PhD, OCN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas HSC at San Antonio School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">210-567-5869</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">owensb@uthscsa.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The specific aims were, in self-identified Latina women receiving treatment for breast cancer in South Texas, to assess baseline cohort performance on measures designed to evaluate depressive symptoms and well-being, and determine whether these two HRQL domains were correlative in this region-specific underrepresented ethnic minority patient group. Methods: Between September 2002 and April 2003, 137 self-identified Latina women were enrolled in a comprehensive quality of life (QOL) study at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Patients were administered an assessment instrument which included socioeconomic, demographic, and treatment information as part of a brief self-reported medical history survey. Additionally, patients were also administered a composite instrument which included the Centre for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D) scale and a QOL measure, the Index of Well Being (IWB). Descriptive analysis was performed on the entire series of patients, as well as sub-cohorts stratified into binary categories by the absence or presence of significant depressive symptomatology, defined as a score of 16 or more on the CES-D scale. Data was analyzed non-parametrically using established statistical methods. Results: Of 137 patients interviewed, 109 (79.5%) reported depressive features. Comparison of those patients exhibiting depressive symptoms were statistically associated with decreased IWB scores, and revealed a significant non-parametric correlation. Conclusion: The observation that a significant proportion of South Texas Latina breast cancer patients in our treatment cohort reported depressive symptomatology is noteworthy, and should be explored through analysis of the multi-factorial elements which may contribute to such a finding. Further studies are needed to delineate the specific impact of depression on QOL and clinical outcomes, as well as to validate this approach across other Latino and non-Hispanic regional sub-populations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:23:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:23:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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