Cognitive Appraisal, Treatment Outcomes, and Quality of Life Over Time in Persons Newly Diagnosed with Cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158685
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cognitive Appraisal, Treatment Outcomes, and Quality of Life Over Time in Persons Newly Diagnosed with Cancer
Abstract:
Cognitive Appraisal, Treatment Outcomes, and Quality of Life Over Time in Persons Newly Diagnosed with Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Kessler, Theresa, PhD, APRN, BC
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:CON, LeBien Hall, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, USA
Medical outcomes, such as disease free survival, mortality, symptom management, and cancer relapse rates have typically been used to evaluate treatment and recovery from cancer. As cancer treatment has become more successful, measurement outcomes focusing on quantity are becoming insufficient. Comprehensive outcome measurement must evaluate the experience as perceived by the individual living with cancer. Critical to the measurement of this personal experience is the evaluation of an individual's cognitive appraisal and quality of life (QOL). More comprehensive approaches are important to understanding recovery and survival following a cancer diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to assess cognitive appraisals, treatment outcomes, and the impact of these variables on quality of life over time for individuals facing a new diagnosis of cancer. QOL is perceived uniquely by individuals; it is an issue of increasing importance to those living with cancer. According to the transactional model of stress and coping, what an individual cognitively appraises and feels about the cancer experience influences QOL and the resulting adaptation to the potentially stressful event. The repeated measures design will compare cognitive appraisals, treatment outcomes, and QOL in 120 cancer survivors over a one year period following the initial diagnosis. Three instruments are being used for data collection: a researcher developed tool to measure treatment related variables, the Cognitive Appraisal of Health Scale, and the Quality of Life Index Cancer Version - III. An improved understanding of the cancer experience over time should enhance the health care community's ability to provide adequate care and place the health care community in a better place to support survivors and prevent adverse outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCognitive Appraisal, Treatment Outcomes, and Quality of Life Over Time in Persons Newly Diagnosed with Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158685-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cognitive Appraisal, Treatment Outcomes, and Quality of Life Over Time in Persons Newly Diagnosed with Cancer </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kessler, Theresa, PhD, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, LeBien Hall, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Medical outcomes, such as disease free survival, mortality, symptom management, and cancer relapse rates have typically been used to evaluate treatment and recovery from cancer. As cancer treatment has become more successful, measurement outcomes focusing on quantity are becoming insufficient. Comprehensive outcome measurement must evaluate the experience as perceived by the individual living with cancer. Critical to the measurement of this personal experience is the evaluation of an individual's cognitive appraisal and quality of life (QOL). More comprehensive approaches are important to understanding recovery and survival following a cancer diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to assess cognitive appraisals, treatment outcomes, and the impact of these variables on quality of life over time for individuals facing a new diagnosis of cancer. QOL is perceived uniquely by individuals; it is an issue of increasing importance to those living with cancer. According to the transactional model of stress and coping, what an individual cognitively appraises and feels about the cancer experience influences QOL and the resulting adaptation to the potentially stressful event. The repeated measures design will compare cognitive appraisals, treatment outcomes, and QOL in 120 cancer survivors over a one year period following the initial diagnosis. Three instruments are being used for data collection: a researcher developed tool to measure treatment related variables, the Cognitive Appraisal of Health Scale, and the Quality of Life Index Cancer Version - III. An improved understanding of the cancer experience over time should enhance the health care community's ability to provide adequate care and place the health care community in a better place to support survivors and prevent adverse outcomes. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:17:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:17:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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