QUALITY OF LIFE WITH THE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR SPOUSES ACROSS TREATMENT PHASES IN REPUBLIC OF KOREA

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165040
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
QUALITY OF LIFE WITH THE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR SPOUSES ACROSS TREATMENT PHASES IN REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Author(s):
Lee, Insook; Lee,Woonhee; Choi,Chungmin
Author Details:
Insook Lee, staff nurse, Seoul University National Hospital, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, email: dobest75@hanmail.net; Woonhee Lee; Chungmin Choi, Yonsei University College of Nursing, Seoul, South Korea
Abstract:
Among Korean women, breast cancer is the most common cancer. Furthermore, the incidence continues to rise with the peak in 40 years olds. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in Korea, there often is a crisis in the family. Cancer does indeed invade the entire family, and that family members, especially, spouses, are distressed. Especially, Quality of life is important to breast cancer patient and their spouses. Nevertheless, little research has been conducted on the Quality of Life of both breast cancer patients and their spouses. The aims of this study were to assess similarities and differences between patients with breast cancer and their spouses across the treatment phases and to investigate the relationships between the patientsÆ and spousesÆ quality of life. The convenience sample consisted of 45 women and their husbands in operation phase, 13 women and their husbands in adjuvant treatment phase, and 31 women and their husbands in recovery phase. Participants completed questionnaires which contained a demographic questionnaire, and Quality of life questionnaire (FerrellÆs QOL-BC and QOL-Family version). Descriptive statistics, t-test, and ANOVA tests were used to analyze the data. Differences were found across phases of treatment on subscales and total QOL scores, including those representing perceived physical well being, psychological well being, social well being, spiritual well being, and total QOL. Results: Psychological wellbeing score of breast cancer patients were significant differences across the treatment phases (F=3.83, p=.025). However, no significant differences were found across the treatment phases in husbands. There was a significant relationship between total QOL and subscales of breast cancer patients and their spouses across the treatment phases. Conclusions: Health care professionals need to recognize similarities and differences between women and their husbands to better meet the needs of patients and their husbands with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Future studies need to consider nursing care intervention for breast patients and their spouses across the treatment phases.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQUALITY OF LIFE WITH THE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR SPOUSES ACROSS TREATMENT PHASES IN REPUBLIC OF KOREAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Insooken_US
dc.contributor.authorLee,Woonheeen_US
dc.contributor.authorChoi,Chungminen_US
dc.author.detailsInsook Lee, staff nurse, Seoul University National Hospital, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, email: dobest75@hanmail.net; Woonhee Lee; Chungmin Choi, Yonsei University College of Nursing, Seoul, South Koreaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165040-
dc.description.abstractAmong Korean women, breast cancer is the most common cancer. Furthermore, the incidence continues to rise with the peak in 40 years olds. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in Korea, there often is a crisis in the family. Cancer does indeed invade the entire family, and that family members, especially, spouses, are distressed. Especially, Quality of life is important to breast cancer patient and their spouses. Nevertheless, little research has been conducted on the Quality of Life of both breast cancer patients and their spouses. The aims of this study were to assess similarities and differences between patients with breast cancer and their spouses across the treatment phases and to investigate the relationships between the patientsÆ and spousesÆ quality of life. The convenience sample consisted of 45 women and their husbands in operation phase, 13 women and their husbands in adjuvant treatment phase, and 31 women and their husbands in recovery phase. Participants completed questionnaires which contained a demographic questionnaire, and Quality of life questionnaire (FerrellÆs QOL-BC and QOL-Family version). Descriptive statistics, t-test, and ANOVA tests were used to analyze the data. Differences were found across phases of treatment on subscales and total QOL scores, including those representing perceived physical well being, psychological well being, social well being, spiritual well being, and total QOL. Results: Psychological wellbeing score of breast cancer patients were significant differences across the treatment phases (F=3.83, p=.025). However, no significant differences were found across the treatment phases in husbands. There was a significant relationship between total QOL and subscales of breast cancer patients and their spouses across the treatment phases. Conclusions: Health care professionals need to recognize similarities and differences between women and their husbands to better meet the needs of patients and their husbands with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Future studies need to consider nursing care intervention for breast patients and their spouses across the treatment phases.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:27Z-
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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