QUALITY OF LIFE AND SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS IN KOREAN WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165200
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
QUALITY OF LIFE AND SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS IN KOREAN WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER
Author(s):
Chae, Young Ran
Author Details:
Young Ran Chae, RN, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Nursing, Kangwon National University, Kangwon-do, South Korea, email: yrchae@kangwon.ac.kr
Abstract:
Cancer and its treatment adversely affect biopsychosocial aspects of patients' quality of life (QOL). The purpose of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between QOL and the socio-demographic characteristics and elapsed post-diagnosis time of breast cancer survivors in Korea. The research design was exploratory study using a convenience sampling method. The subjects were 253 women out-patients of Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul who had undergone mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis. The data were collected using face to face interviews. Research variables included QOL, marital status, educational level, age, occupation, income and elapsed post-diagnosis time. Chae and Choe's QOL scale (2001) for Korean breast cancer survivors was used to measure QOL. The data were analyzed with the SPSS WIN 12.0 program. T-test and ANOVA were used to identify the differences on QOL of breast cancer survivors according to socio-demographic characteristics and elapsed post-diagnosis time. Findings: Individuals at married, upper level of education, age of forty, and more than 1 year post-diagnosis had higher QOL scores. QOL scores of the individuals were not significant differences according to occupation and income. Implications: This study suggests that the QOL of individuals with breast cancer in Korea could be difference according to the socio-demographic characteristics and elapsed post-diagnosis time. Accordingly, future nursing research should be directed toward the implementation of interventions that promote the QOL of the subjects who had lower QOL scores.
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 AND SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS IN KOREAN WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCERen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChae, Young Ranen_US
dc.author.detailsYoung Ran Chae, RN, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Nursing, Kangwon National University, Kangwon-do, South Korea, email: yrchae@kangwon.ac.kren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165200-
dc.description.abstractCancer and its treatment adversely affect biopsychosocial aspects of patients' quality of life (QOL). The purpose of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between QOL and the socio-demographic characteristics and elapsed post-diagnosis time of breast cancer survivors in Korea. The research design was exploratory study using a convenience sampling method. The subjects were 253 women out-patients of Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul who had undergone mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis. The data were collected using face to face interviews. Research variables included QOL, marital status, educational level, age, occupation, income and elapsed post-diagnosis time. Chae and Choe's QOL scale (2001) for Korean breast cancer survivors was used to measure QOL. The data were analyzed with the SPSS WIN 12.0 program. T-test and ANOVA were used to identify the differences on QOL of breast cancer survivors according to socio-demographic characteristics and elapsed post-diagnosis time. Findings: Individuals at married, upper level of education, age of forty, and more than 1 year post-diagnosis had higher QOL scores. QOL scores of the individuals were not significant differences according to occupation and income. Implications: This study suggests that the QOL of individuals with breast cancer in Korea could be difference according to the socio-demographic characteristics and elapsed post-diagnosis time. Accordingly, future nursing research should be directed toward the implementation of interventions that promote the QOL of the subjects who had lower QOL scores.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:14:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:14:17Z-
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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