GENDER DIFFERENCES IN PAIN EXPERIENCE AMONG CAUCASIAN AND ASIAN CANCER PATIENTS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164688
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
GENDER DIFFERENCES IN PAIN EXPERIENCE AMONG CAUCASIAN AND ASIAN CANCER PATIENTS
Author(s):
Kim, Young Hee; Shin, Hyunjeong; Suk, Kyung; Chee, Wonshik; Im, Eun-Ok
Author Details:
Young Hee Kim, RN, PhD, Research Associate, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: yhkim2024@gmail.com; Hyunjeong Shin; Kyung Suk; Wonshik Chee; Eun-Ok Im
Abstract:
Topic: Studies have reported inconsistent findings on gender difference in cancer pain experience: some reported certain gender differences while others reported no difference. Furthermore, women's pain tended to be ignored and inadequately treated. Purpose: The aims for this study were to (a) determine gender differences in self-reported cancer pain, symptoms accompanying pain, and functional status, and (b) explore commonalities and differences in cancer pain experience between women and men. Framework: Feminist approach was used to explore gender differences in cancer pain experience Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study including both quantitative and qualitative phases. A total of 262 participants for the quantitative phase were recruited through the Internet and e-mail system using a convenience sampling method, and 41 participants among them were recruited for the qualitative phase. Analysis: The quantitative data were analyzed using ANCOVA, and the qualitative data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Findings: The quantitative findings indicated that there was no significant gender difference in cancer pain, symptoms accompanying pain, and functional status. The qualitative findings indicated five categories that contrasted women's cancer pain experience from men's cancer pain experience: (a) gender differences in the meanings of cancer pain; (b) gender differences in attitudes toward cancer pain; (c) problems in pain management regardless gender; (d) controlling cancer pain in women and men; (e) gender differences in pain characteristics. The categories reflected the subtle differences of nuance but important in women's cancer pain experience. The findings suggest that nurses need to respect women's own perceived needs and attitudes influencing their cancer pain experience.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
31st Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGENDER DIFFERENCES IN PAIN EXPERIENCE AMONG CAUCASIAN AND ASIAN CANCER PATIENTSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKim, Young Heeen_US
dc.contributor.authorShin, Hyunjeongen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuk, Kyungen_US
dc.contributor.authorChee, Wonshiken_US
dc.contributor.authorIm, Eun-Oken_US
dc.author.detailsYoung Hee Kim, RN, PhD, Research Associate, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: yhkim2024@gmail.com; Hyunjeong Shin; Kyung Suk; Wonshik Chee; Eun-Ok Imen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164688-
dc.description.abstractTopic: Studies have reported inconsistent findings on gender difference in cancer pain experience: some reported certain gender differences while others reported no difference. Furthermore, women's pain tended to be ignored and inadequately treated. Purpose: The aims for this study were to (a) determine gender differences in self-reported cancer pain, symptoms accompanying pain, and functional status, and (b) explore commonalities and differences in cancer pain experience between women and men. Framework: Feminist approach was used to explore gender differences in cancer pain experience Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study including both quantitative and qualitative phases. A total of 262 participants for the quantitative phase were recruited through the Internet and e-mail system using a convenience sampling method, and 41 participants among them were recruited for the qualitative phase. Analysis: The quantitative data were analyzed using ANCOVA, and the qualitative data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Findings: The quantitative findings indicated that there was no significant gender difference in cancer pain, symptoms accompanying pain, and functional status. The qualitative findings indicated five categories that contrasted women's cancer pain experience from men's cancer pain experience: (a) gender differences in the meanings of cancer pain; (b) gender differences in attitudes toward cancer pain; (c) problems in pain management regardless gender; (d) controlling cancer pain in women and men; (e) gender differences in pain characteristics. The categories reflected the subtle differences of nuance but important in women's cancer pain experience. The findings suggest that nurses need to respect women's own perceived needs and attitudes influencing their cancer pain experience.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:11Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name31st Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationBoston, Massachusetts, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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