Psychosocial concerns among long-term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at younger, middle and older life stages

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159826
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Presentation
Title:
Psychosocial concerns among long-term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at younger, middle and older life stages
Abstract:
Psychosocial concerns among long-term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at younger, middle and older life stages
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Martinez, G.
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Michigan
Title:
Contact Address:400 North Ingalls, Room 2160, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of psychosocial concerns of breast cancer survivors based on life stage at diagnosis. The analytic 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. Psychosocial concerns were assessed using a survey questionnaire adopted from Chesler and Chesney. Regardless of age at diagnosis, the top ranked concerns were: children developing cancer, recurrence of cancer, developing another cancer, and being fatigued. Although there were no significant differences in these major concerns by age group, the older group tended to report greater fatigue (p<.10). Importantly, the younger age group reported significantly greater concerns (p<.05) about their relationships with their spouse/partner, getting or changing a job, and obtaining life or medical insurance, than the other age groups. The findings suggest that age at diagnosis is an important determinant of psychosocial concerns. Further attention to interventions relevant to life stage at diagnosis is needed to reduce psychosocial concerns of long-term 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.titlePsychosocial concerns among long-term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at younger, middle and older life stagesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159826-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychosocial concerns among long-term survivors of breast cancer diagnosed at younger, middle and older 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">Martinez, G.</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">400 North Ingalls, Room 2160, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, 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 increase understanding of psychosocial concerns of breast cancer survivors based on life stage at diagnosis. The analytic 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. Psychosocial concerns were assessed using a survey questionnaire adopted from Chesler and Chesney. Regardless of age at diagnosis, the top ranked concerns were: children developing cancer, recurrence of cancer, developing another cancer, and being fatigued. Although there were no significant differences in these major concerns by age group, the older group tended to report greater fatigue (p&lt;.10). Importantly, the younger age group reported significantly greater concerns (p&lt;.05) about their relationships with their spouse/partner, getting or changing a job, and obtaining life or medical insurance, than the other age groups. The findings suggest that age at diagnosis is an important determinant of psychosocial concerns. Further attention to interventions relevant to life stage at diagnosis is needed to reduce psychosocial concerns of long-term survivors of breast cancer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:22:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:22:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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