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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160602
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quality of Life and Symptom Frequency after Gastroesophageal Surgery for Cancer
Abstract:
Quality of Life and Symptom Frequency after Gastroesophageal Surgery for Cancer
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Hicks, Frank, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Loyola University Chicago
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60626, USA
Contact Telephone:7735083303
Oncology outcomes of gastroesophageal surgery may be similar, but little is known about the impact on quality of life (QOL) and symptom frequency experienced by patients who undergo these therapies. The purpose of this pilot study was to describe overall quality of life and symptom impact of individuals who underwent gastroesophageal surgery (Roux-en-Y (n=11) vs. esophagogastrectomy (n=16)) for adenocarcinoma. The Gastroenterology Quality of Life Index (GQLI) (Eyspach, et al., 1995) and the Life After Gastric Surgery (LAGS) (Spector et al., 1999), an instrument developed by the investigators for measuring symptom frequency, were used to measure the variables of interest. The middle-range theory of unpleasant symptoms (Lenz et al., 1995, 1997) guided the construction of the LAGS and this pilot study. The sample (n=27) had a relatively high quality of life, but persons who underwent Roux-en-Y procedures had higher overall QOL, and faired better in the areas of symptom experience, emotion, physical function, and social function. Persons with esophagogastrectomies perceived significant decreases in their post-operative QOL, and although persons with Roux-en-Y also noted decreased QOL, postoperatively, these differences were not significant. Regarding symptom frequency, persons with Roux-en-Y had less abdominal pain and fullness, coughing, depression, fewer choking sensations, and ate significantly fewer meals per day. Although initially compelling, these data warrant further investigation into the quality of life and symptom impact in a more diverse population of patients with cancer of the stomach or esophagus. These results, however, provide direction for future nursing interventions with these individuals, especially in the areas of teaching-learning and symptom management.
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 and Symptom Frequency after Gastroesophageal Surgery for Canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160602-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Quality of Life and Symptom Frequency after Gastroesophageal Surgery for 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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hicks, Frank, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Loyola University Chicago</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">Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60626, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">7735083303</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fhicks@luc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Oncology outcomes of gastroesophageal surgery may be similar, but little is known about the impact on quality of life (QOL) and symptom frequency experienced by patients who undergo these therapies. The purpose of this pilot study was to describe overall quality of life and symptom impact of individuals who underwent gastroesophageal surgery (Roux-en-Y (n=11) vs. esophagogastrectomy (n=16)) for adenocarcinoma. The Gastroenterology Quality of Life Index (GQLI) (Eyspach, et al., 1995) and the Life After Gastric Surgery (LAGS) (Spector et al., 1999), an instrument developed by the investigators for measuring symptom frequency, were used to measure the variables of interest. The middle-range theory of unpleasant symptoms (Lenz et al., 1995, 1997) guided the construction of the LAGS and this pilot study. The sample (n=27) had a relatively high quality of life, but persons who underwent Roux-en-Y procedures had higher overall QOL, and faired better in the areas of symptom experience, emotion, physical function, and social function. Persons with esophagogastrectomies perceived significant decreases in their post-operative QOL, and although persons with Roux-en-Y also noted decreased QOL, postoperatively, these differences were not significant. Regarding symptom frequency, persons with Roux-en-Y had less abdominal pain and fullness, coughing, depression, fewer choking sensations, and ate significantly fewer meals per day. Although initially compelling, these data warrant further investigation into the quality of life and symptom impact in a more diverse population of patients with cancer of the stomach or esophagus. These results, however, provide direction for future nursing interventions with these individuals, especially in the areas of teaching-learning and symptom management.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:06:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:06:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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