The Relationship Between Sense Of Coherence, Hope, And Spiritual Perspective In African American Women With Breast Cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165933
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Between Sense Of Coherence, Hope, And Spiritual Perspective In African American Women With Breast Cancer
Author(s):
Gibson, Lynette
Author Details:
Lynette Gibson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, email: lynettg@clemson.edu
Abstract:
Sense of coherence, hope, and spiritual perspective have been positively associated with psychological and spiritual well-being. Despite a higher mortality rate from breast cancer than Caucasian women, African American women have steadily increasing cancer survival rates. Although African American women are exposed to major life stressors such as low incomes, multiple role strains, and chronic illnesses such as breast cancer, many successfully cope. The reasons for this ability to cope are unknown. No studies have been found of African American women with breast cancer that deal with the psychological and spiritual effects of employing internal resources such as sense of coherence, hope, and spiritual perspective. The results from this study could provide nurses with a way to reinforce client inner resources as they overcome the stressors associated with chronic illnesses such as breast cancer. Future research on culturally appropriate and sensitive interventions will be possible once African American women are assessed according to their levels of sense of coherence, hope, and spiritual perspective. This descriptive study will explore the relationship of sense of coherence, hope, and spiritual perspective to psychological and spiritual quality of life outcomes of breast cancer in African American women. Two hundred and fourteen lower income African-American women, aged fifty and older, with breast cancer, will be interviewed using the Abbreviated Herth Hope Index (12-item), Spiritual Perspective Scale (10-item), Sense of Coherence Scale (13-item), Self-Transcendence Scale (15-item), Index of Well-Being (9-item), and Brief Symptom Inventory Depression Subscale (8-item). The interviews will take place at two comprehensive cancer centers in South Carolina. Statistical analyses will include correlation, regression, and multiple regression.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Sense Of Coherence, Hope, And Spiritual Perspective In African American Women With Breast Canceren_GB
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Lynetteen_US
dc.author.detailsLynette Gibson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, email: lynettg@clemson.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165933-
dc.description.abstractSense of coherence, hope, and spiritual perspective have been positively associated with psychological and spiritual well-being. Despite a higher mortality rate from breast cancer than Caucasian women, African American women have steadily increasing cancer survival rates. Although African American women are exposed to major life stressors such as low incomes, multiple role strains, and chronic illnesses such as breast cancer, many successfully cope. The reasons for this ability to cope are unknown. No studies have been found of African American women with breast cancer that deal with the psychological and spiritual effects of employing internal resources such as sense of coherence, hope, and spiritual perspective. The results from this study could provide nurses with a way to reinforce client inner resources as they overcome the stressors associated with chronic illnesses such as breast cancer. Future research on culturally appropriate and sensitive interventions will be possible once African American women are assessed according to their levels of sense of coherence, hope, and spiritual perspective. This descriptive study will explore the relationship of sense of coherence, hope, and spiritual perspective to psychological and spiritual quality of life outcomes of breast cancer in African American women. Two hundred and fourteen lower income African-American women, aged fifty and older, with breast cancer, will be interviewed using the Abbreviated Herth Hope Index (12-item), Spiritual Perspective Scale (10-item), Sense of Coherence Scale (13-item), Self-Transcendence Scale (15-item), Index of Well-Being (9-item), and Brief Symptom Inventory Depression Subscale (8-item). The interviews will take place at two comprehensive cancer centers in South Carolina. Statistical analyses will include correlation, regression, and multiple regression.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:36:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:36:46Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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