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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159862
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescent Evaluated Quality of Life
Abstract:
Adolescent Evaluated Quality of Life
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Ward Smith, Peggy, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri - Kansas City
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 2220 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA
Contact Telephone:816/235/5960
Purpose: To develop an instrument to allow adolescents with cancer to describe their quality of life (QoL) and provide qualitative data to develop evidenced-based interventions. Framework: Using a newly developed 17 item Likert scale and open ended question instrument, QoL was assessed while undergoing cancer treatment. Adapted from the WHO definition of QoL, each item assesses the impact of cancer treatment on the domains of physical, emotional, social and psychological well being. Developmental items, related to the participants perception of their ability to maintain a normal life was also queried. Although there are numerous instruments that evaluate QoL, few are available that obtain data from the adolescent perspective and none were found that provided open ended questions. Subjects: 75 randomly selected individuals, between the ages of 7-21 years provided data. These individuals were currently receiving treatment at the study site. Assistance with completing the instrument was available from a child life specialist. Methods: Data were collected during routine clinic appointments after parental consent and participant assent were obtained. Each participant responded to each item and responded to an average of 50% of the open ended questions. Results: Analyses revealed that all domains of QoL were affected by treatment. Reliability of the instrument was .67. Responses within each item ranged from 0 (very much) to 5 (not at all). Item means varied from 1.7 - 4.3. This reflects the spectrum and significance in which QoL was affected. The responses to the open-ended items were ranked, based on frequency. Conclusions: This instrument provides data describing how QoL has been affected by cancer treatment and the degree of this impact from the perspective of the adolescent. Evidenced based interventions are being developed using these data. These responses provide a means to prioritize interventions to reflect the needs of the adolescent undergoing cancer treatment.
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.titleAdolescent Evaluated Quality of Lifeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159862-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adolescent Evaluated Quality of Life</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ward Smith, Peggy, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri - Kansas City</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 2220 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">816/235/5960</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wardsmithp@umkc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To develop an instrument to allow adolescents with cancer to describe their quality of life (QoL) and provide qualitative data to develop evidenced-based interventions. Framework: Using a newly developed 17 item Likert scale and open ended question instrument, QoL was assessed while undergoing cancer treatment. Adapted from the WHO definition of QoL, each item assesses the impact of cancer treatment on the domains of physical, emotional, social and psychological well being. Developmental items, related to the participants perception of their ability to maintain a normal life was also queried. Although there are numerous instruments that evaluate QoL, few are available that obtain data from the adolescent perspective and none were found that provided open ended questions. Subjects: 75 randomly selected individuals, between the ages of 7-21 years provided data. These individuals were currently receiving treatment at the study site. Assistance with completing the instrument was available from a child life specialist. Methods: Data were collected during routine clinic appointments after parental consent and participant assent were obtained. Each participant responded to each item and responded to an average of 50% of the open ended questions. Results: Analyses revealed that all domains of QoL were affected by treatment. Reliability of the instrument was .67. Responses within each item ranged from 0 (very much) to 5 (not at all). Item means varied from 1.7 - 4.3. This reflects the spectrum and significance in which QoL was affected. The responses to the open-ended items were ranked, based on frequency. Conclusions: This instrument provides data describing how QoL has been affected by cancer treatment and the degree of this impact from the perspective of the adolescent. Evidenced based interventions are being developed using these data. These responses provide a means to prioritize interventions to reflect the needs of the adolescent undergoing cancer treatment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:24:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:24:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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