Quality of life of long term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at different life stages

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158766
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quality of life of long term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at different life stages
Abstract:
Quality of life of long term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at different life stages
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Kritpracha, C.
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Michigan
Title:
Contact Address:2169 Stone Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, USA
The purpose of this study was to examine quality of life in long term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at younger, middle and older life stages. The conceptual framework is based on a life stage developmental perspective. A sample of 110 long-term survivors of breast cancer (M= 11 years after diagnosis) were randomly selected from a cancer center Tumor Registry based on age at diagnosis: Younger (n = 43) < 45 years; Middle (n = 36) 46-65 years; and Older (n =31) > 66 years. A survey was conducted using the Quality of Life-Cancer Survivors Questionnaire. One-way ANOVA using Scheffe method for post hoc comparison indicated that the older age group reported significantly greater fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance, constipation, and overall poorer physical health than the other age groups (p<.05). In contrast, the younger age group reported significantly greater changes in appearance and self-concept (p<.05). The younger group also reported greater impact of diagnosis on family relationships and on sexuality than the middle and older age groups (p<.05). These findings suggest that life stage at diagnosis influences quality of life. Therapeutic interventions that are relevant to life stage are needed to improve quality of life of survivors of breast cancer.
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.titleQuality of life of long term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at different life stagesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158766-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Quality of life of long term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at different life stages</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">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kritpracha, C.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2169 Stone Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to examine quality of life in long term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at younger, middle and older life stages. The conceptual framework is based on a life stage developmental perspective. A sample of 110 long-term survivors of breast cancer (M= 11 years after diagnosis) were randomly selected from a cancer center Tumor Registry based on age at diagnosis: Younger (n = 43) &lt; 45 years; Middle (n = 36) 46-65 years; and Older (n =31) &gt; 66 years. A survey was conducted using the Quality of Life-Cancer Survivors Questionnaire. One-way ANOVA using Scheffe method for post hoc comparison indicated that the older age group reported significantly greater fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance, constipation, and overall poorer physical health than the other age groups (p&lt;.05). In contrast, the younger age group reported significantly greater changes in appearance and self-concept (p&lt;.05). The younger group also reported greater impact of diagnosis on family relationships and on sexuality than the middle and older age groups (p&lt;.05). These findings suggest that life stage at diagnosis influences quality of life. Therapeutic interventions that are relevant to life stage are needed to improve quality of life of survivors of breast cancer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:22:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:22:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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