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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165446
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Symptom Experience Among Breast Cancer Survivors
Author(s):
Cartwright-Alcarese, F.
Author Details:
F. Cartwright-Alcarese, Mt. Sinai Hospital of New York, New York, New York, USA
Abstract:
Findings of QOL studies suggest that physical, emotional, and social dimensions of symptom experience needs to be addressed among breast cancer survivors. These women face challenges of ongoing survival related to their symptom experience associated with disease stage (DS) and form of ongoing therapy (FOT) (e.g. hormonal therapy), yet they must begin resumption of previous roles. The NCI (1997) and ONS (2000) recommend that research address survivorship issues that include treatment and symptom related concerns. Purpose: Symptom experience includes number of symptoms (NOS), severity of symptoms (SOS), and amount of distress experienced (ADE). There is a scarcity of studies that examine the symptom experience related to DS and FOT among breast cancer survivors. The proposed study will establish a baseline of symptom experience related to DS and FOT in breast cancer survivors. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: This study uses Lazarus and Folkman (1984) and Lazarus (1993) Theory of Coping to examine the symptom experience of breast cancer survivors. When the perception of harm/threat (symptom experience) is acknowledged by the patient, problem focused and/or emotion focused coping strategies can be identified. Methods: A descriptive, correlational design will be used to examine the relationship between symptom experience and DS and FOT. A sample of 122 women completed the study. The BCTRI (Hoskins 1990, 2001), a self-report measure lists 23 common side effects experienced by breast cancer survivors as well as DS and FOT. Each symptom is rated for NOS, SOS, and ADE. Content validity for the BCTRI items was supported through literature review, verified by an oncology CNS. Construct validity of the BCTRI was established through factor analysis. Data Analysis: Means, standard deviation), ranges and skewness will be reported. To determine if the ADE is related to NOS and or SOS a Pearson correlation matrix will be examined for relevant zero-order correlations. To determine if DS and/or FOT is related to the NOS, ADE, or SOS two-way analyses will be performed treating each as the dependent variable. Findings and Implications: Data collection is complete. The data are being analyzed. The findings will be used to provide direction for identifying and developing interventions relevant to breast cancer survivors symptom experience.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Anaheim, California, 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSymptom Experience Among Breast Cancer Survivorsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCartwright-Alcarese, F.en_US
dc.author.detailsF. Cartwright-Alcarese, Mt. Sinai Hospital of New York, New York, New York, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165446-
dc.description.abstractFindings of QOL studies suggest that physical, emotional, and social dimensions of symptom experience needs to be addressed among breast cancer survivors. These women face challenges of ongoing survival related to their symptom experience associated with disease stage (DS) and form of ongoing therapy (FOT) (e.g. hormonal therapy), yet they must begin resumption of previous roles. The NCI (1997) and ONS (2000) recommend that research address survivorship issues that include treatment and symptom related concerns. Purpose: Symptom experience includes number of symptoms (NOS), severity of symptoms (SOS), and amount of distress experienced (ADE). There is a scarcity of studies that examine the symptom experience related to DS and FOT among breast cancer survivors. The proposed study will establish a baseline of symptom experience related to DS and FOT in breast cancer survivors. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: This study uses Lazarus and Folkman (1984) and Lazarus (1993) Theory of Coping to examine the symptom experience of breast cancer survivors. When the perception of harm/threat (symptom experience) is acknowledged by the patient, problem focused and/or emotion focused coping strategies can be identified. Methods: A descriptive, correlational design will be used to examine the relationship between symptom experience and DS and FOT. A sample of 122 women completed the study. The BCTRI (Hoskins 1990, 2001), a self-report measure lists 23 common side effects experienced by breast cancer survivors as well as DS and FOT. Each symptom is rated for NOS, SOS, and ADE. Content validity for the BCTRI items was supported through literature review, verified by an oncology CNS. Construct validity of the BCTRI was established through factor analysis. Data Analysis: Means, standard deviation), ranges and skewness will be reported. To determine if the ADE is related to NOS and or SOS a Pearson correlation matrix will be examined for relevant zero-order correlations. To determine if DS and/or FOT is related to the NOS, ADE, or SOS two-way analyses will be performed treating each as the dependent variable. Findings and Implications: Data collection is complete. The data are being analyzed. The findings will be used to provide direction for identifying and developing interventions relevant to breast cancer survivors symptom experience.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:18:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:18:41Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationAnaheim, California, 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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