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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165015
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
GENDER AND ETHNICITY: ARE THEY INFLUENCING CANCER PAIN?
Author(s):
Im, Eun-Ok; Chee, Wonshik; Guevara, Enrique; Yi Liu, Yi; Lim, Hyun-Ju; Tsai, Hsis-Min
Author Details:
Eun-Ok, ImPhD MPH RN FAAN, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: eim@mail.nur.utexas.edu; Wonshik Chee, PhD; Enrique Guevara, MSN; Yi Liu, MSN; Hyun-Ju Lim, MSN; Hsiu-Min Tsai, PhD; Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Abstract:
Studies have reported inconsistent findings on gender and ethnic differences in cancer pain experience, and the inconsistency suggests further investigations on this topic for appropriate cancer pain assessment and adequate cancer pain management. The purpose of the study was to explore gender and ethnic differences in pain experience of four ethnic groups of cancer patients. A feminist perspective theoretically guided the research process: gender and ethnicity were viewed as important factors that influenced cancer pain experience within the U.S. multicultural contexts. This was a survey study among 480 multiethnic cancer patients. The instruments included questions on sociodemographic characteristics and health/illness status, three unidimensional cancer pain scales, two multidimensional cancer pain scales, the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale, and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Scale. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Certain gender and ethnic differences in types of pain and symptoms that patients experienced were found. Also, the findings indicated statistically significant gender difference in functional status and ethnic differences in cancer pain and functional status. Women reported higher cancer pain, symptom, and functional scores than men. Compared with other ethnic groups, Asians reported the lowest cancer pain scores and pain relief scores; African Americans reported the lowest symptom scores; and Hispanics reported the highest functional status scores. The findings support gender and ethnic differences in cancer pain experience and suggest further in-depth national-scope studies on this topic.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGENDER AND ETHNICITY: ARE THEY INFLUENCING CANCER PAIN?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorIm, Eun-Oken_US
dc.contributor.authorChee, Wonshiken_US
dc.contributor.authorGuevara, Enriqueen_US
dc.contributor.authorYi Liu, Yien_US
dc.contributor.authorLim, Hyun-Juen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Hsis-Minen_US
dc.author.detailsEun-Ok, ImPhD MPH RN FAAN, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: eim@mail.nur.utexas.edu; Wonshik Chee, PhD; Enrique Guevara, MSN; Yi Liu, MSN; Hyun-Ju Lim, MSN; Hsiu-Min Tsai, PhD; Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwanen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165015-
dc.description.abstractStudies have reported inconsistent findings on gender and ethnic differences in cancer pain experience, and the inconsistency suggests further investigations on this topic for appropriate cancer pain assessment and adequate cancer pain management. The purpose of the study was to explore gender and ethnic differences in pain experience of four ethnic groups of cancer patients. A feminist perspective theoretically guided the research process: gender and ethnicity were viewed as important factors that influenced cancer pain experience within the U.S. multicultural contexts. This was a survey study among 480 multiethnic cancer patients. The instruments included questions on sociodemographic characteristics and health/illness status, three unidimensional cancer pain scales, two multidimensional cancer pain scales, the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale, and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Scale. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Certain gender and ethnic differences in types of pain and symptoms that patients experienced were found. Also, the findings indicated statistically significant gender difference in functional status and ethnic differences in cancer pain and functional status. Women reported higher cancer pain, symptom, and functional scores than men. Compared with other ethnic groups, Asians reported the lowest cancer pain scores and pain relief scores; African Americans reported the lowest symptom scores; and Hispanics reported the highest functional status scores. The findings support gender and ethnic differences in cancer pain experience and suggest further in-depth national-scope studies on this topic.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:01Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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