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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165279
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
HEALTH CARE DEMANDS OF TAIWANESE CANCER PATIENTS
Author(s):
Hsiao, Chao-Pin; Dai, Yu-Tzu; Moore, Ida. M. (Ki)
Author Details:
Chao-Pin Hsiao, RN, MS, PhD, University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tucson, Arizona, USA; Yu-Tzu Dai, RN, PhD; Ida. M. (Ki) Moore, RN, DNS
Abstract:
To enhance quality of life, health care providers need to understand the health care demands experienced by cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. The purpose of the study was to investigate health care demands, symptom distress and physical function in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy at the time of discharge and 7 to 10 days after discharge. Cancer chemotherapy patients not only experience different symptom distress associated with their disease, but they also suffer multidimensional side effects from a variety of chemotherapy treatments. The conceptual framework was presented based on empirical findings associating demographics, symptom distress, physical function, stage of cancer and treatment to health care demands. It was a longitudinal, descriptive, and correlational study. 123 cancer patients participated in study. The inclusion criteria of this study were: 1). Cancer diagnosis, 2). At least 18 years of age, 3). No evidence of brain damage, fully conscious and able to answer question, 4). Communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese. Structured questionnaires were given twice in face-to-face interviews at discharge and 7 to 10 days after discharge. The questionnaires included the Karnofsky Performance Status scale (KPS), Symptom Distress Scale (SDS), and Supportive Care Needs Survey (SCNS). They were highly acceptable instruments of the validity and reliability. The Cronbach's alpha co-efficient of SCNS was 0.95. and 0.97 in KPS, as well as 0.91 in SDS. Descriptive statistics, t-test, one way ANOVA, Pearson correlation and regression were used to evaluate the relationship among demographics, symptom distress, physical function, and health care demands. 78.5% of health care demands were found to be unmet in the overall health care of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. The most frequently unmet health care demands were: information on health care, daily living care, services, psychological support, medical care, and sexuality. They displayed a low level of symptom distress and three most often reported symptoms of distress were fatigue, change in appetite and insomnia. The findings can serve as a reference for future research, and to provide a comprehensive discharge assessment and individual education plan for cancer patients at the time of discharge. In addition, a follow up evaluation of individual health care demands at 7 to 10 days after discharge can enhance the satisfaction of health care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHEALTH CARE DEMANDS OF TAIWANESE CANCER PATIENTSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHsiao, Chao-Pinen_US
dc.contributor.authorDai, Yu-Tzuen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Ida. M. (Ki)en_US
dc.author.detailsChao-Pin Hsiao, RN, MS, PhD, University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tucson, Arizona, USA; Yu-Tzu Dai, RN, PhD; Ida. M. (Ki) Moore, RN, DNSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165279-
dc.description.abstractTo enhance quality of life, health care providers need to understand the health care demands experienced by cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. The purpose of the study was to investigate health care demands, symptom distress and physical function in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy at the time of discharge and 7 to 10 days after discharge. Cancer chemotherapy patients not only experience different symptom distress associated with their disease, but they also suffer multidimensional side effects from a variety of chemotherapy treatments. The conceptual framework was presented based on empirical findings associating demographics, symptom distress, physical function, stage of cancer and treatment to health care demands. It was a longitudinal, descriptive, and correlational study. 123 cancer patients participated in study. The inclusion criteria of this study were: 1). Cancer diagnosis, 2). At least 18 years of age, 3). No evidence of brain damage, fully conscious and able to answer question, 4). Communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese. Structured questionnaires were given twice in face-to-face interviews at discharge and 7 to 10 days after discharge. The questionnaires included the Karnofsky Performance Status scale (KPS), Symptom Distress Scale (SDS), and Supportive Care Needs Survey (SCNS). They were highly acceptable instruments of the validity and reliability. The Cronbach's alpha co-efficient of SCNS was 0.95. and 0.97 in KPS, as well as 0.91 in SDS. Descriptive statistics, t-test, one way ANOVA, Pearson correlation and regression were used to evaluate the relationship among demographics, symptom distress, physical function, and health care demands. 78.5% of health care demands were found to be unmet in the overall health care of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. The most frequently unmet health care demands were: information on health care, daily living care, services, psychological support, medical care, and sexuality. They displayed a low level of symptom distress and three most often reported symptoms of distress were fatigue, change in appetite and insomnia. The findings can serve as a reference for future research, and to provide a comprehensive discharge assessment and individual education plan for cancer patients at the time of discharge. In addition, a follow up evaluation of individual health care demands at 7 to 10 days after discharge can enhance the satisfaction of health care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:15:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:15:42Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, 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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