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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165354
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Complementary Therapies Used By Hispanic Women With Breast Cancer
Author(s):
Owens, B.
Author Details:
B. Owens, University of Texas Health Science Center S.A., San Antonio, Texas, USA
Abstract:
Little data exist specifying the variables associated with complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) that link with health maintenance or increase in health-related quality of life for Hispanic women during breast cancer treatment in South Texas. Purpose: The purposes of this exploratory research study were to describe: 1) the manner CAT potentially influences the positive relationship between perceived side effect burden and uncertainty, and 2) the efficacy of CAT as a self-care outcome during the treatment experience. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: Six hypotheses were posed that derive from Braden’s Self-Help theoretical model. Methods: A total of 137 Hispanic women completed a self-report questionnaire. All of the women were receiving outpatient medical treatment for breast cancer. Of the women in this sample, 25% completed the instrument in Spanish; 75% chose English. The mean age was 53.93 years, mean educational level was < 10 years, and median income level was < $20,000 per year. Data Analysis: The instruments included: Side Effect Burden, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression, Uncertainty in Illness, Self Control Schedule, Psychological Adjustment Inventory Scale, Inventory of Adult Role Behaviors, Self-Care Wellness Promotion Rating, CAT Use and CAT Efficacy, Quality of Life Index, and Index of Well Being. The theoretical tests consisted of determining model parameters by forced entry of variables in the order specified by the staged model for regression analysis. Findings and Implications: In this sample, there was no relationship between side effects and CAT as a resource and reduction in uncertainty. When used as a type of self-care during breast cancer treatment, CAT accounted for only a small amount of the variance that contributed to quality of life. The presence of greater enabling skills positively affected CAT self-care. Women involved in adult role activities, including self-care and CAT self-care, had higher quality of life. For the Modified Self-Help Model with CAT, the findings did not support the efficacy of CAT as a significant mediator of side effect burden. More work is necessary to clarify CAT as a resource that can act to effect change in side effects experienced by women receiving breast cancer treatment.
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
Sponsors:
Funding Sources: ONS Foundation/Aventis New Investigator Award
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComplementary Therapies Used By Hispanic Women With Breast Canceren_GB
dc.contributor.authorOwens, B.en_US
dc.author.detailsB. Owens, University of Texas Health Science Center S.A., San Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165354-
dc.description.abstractLittle data exist specifying the variables associated with complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) that link with health maintenance or increase in health-related quality of life for Hispanic women during breast cancer treatment in South Texas. Purpose: The purposes of this exploratory research study were to describe: 1) the manner CAT potentially influences the positive relationship between perceived side effect burden and uncertainty, and 2) the efficacy of CAT as a self-care outcome during the treatment experience. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: Six hypotheses were posed that derive from Braden&rsquo;s Self-Help theoretical model. Methods: A total of 137 Hispanic women completed a self-report questionnaire. All of the women were receiving outpatient medical treatment for breast cancer. Of the women in this sample, 25% completed the instrument in Spanish; 75% chose English. The mean age was 53.93 years, mean educational level was &lt; 10 years, and median income level was &lt; $20,000 per year. Data Analysis: The instruments included: Side Effect Burden, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression, Uncertainty in Illness, Self Control Schedule, Psychological Adjustment Inventory Scale, Inventory of Adult Role Behaviors, Self-Care Wellness Promotion Rating, CAT Use and CAT Efficacy, Quality of Life Index, and Index of Well Being. The theoretical tests consisted of determining model parameters by forced entry of variables in the order specified by the staged model for regression analysis. Findings and Implications: In this sample, there was no relationship between side effects and CAT as a resource and reduction in uncertainty. When used as a type of self-care during breast cancer treatment, CAT accounted for only a small amount of the variance that contributed to quality of life. The presence of greater enabling skills positively affected CAT self-care. Women involved in adult role activities, including self-care and CAT self-care, had higher quality of life. For the Modified Self-Help Model with CAT, the findings did not support the efficacy of CAT as a significant mediator of side effect burden. More work is necessary to clarify CAT as a resource that can act to effect change in side effects experienced by women receiving breast cancer treatment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:17:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:17:03Z-
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.sponsorshipFunding Sources: ONS Foundation/Aventis New Investigator Award-
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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