Moderators of an uncertainty management intervention for family care providers of men with early stage prostate cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165989
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Moderators of an uncertainty management intervention for family care providers of men with early stage prostate cancer
Author(s):
Germino, Barbara
Author Details:
Barbara Germino, PhD, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, email: germino@email.unc.edu
Abstract:
Prostate cancer is primarily a disease of older men and family care providers are most commonly spouses or other partners with long-standing relationships. The side effects of prostate cancer treatment impinge not only on the patient's daily activities but on the family's day to day life, the couple's relationship with each other and with the rest of the family. The purpose of this study was to test a core set of variables to determine their moderating effects on the efficacy of an uncertainty management intervention for family care providers of men with early stage prostate cancer. For this analysis, 134 Caucasian and 76 African American family care providers comprised the sample. Repeated measures analyses of variance were used to determine the moderator effects of three groups of variables: person factors--age, number of years of formal education, income, functional status (activities of daily living); contextual factors -religiosity; faith in God, and sources of information about prostate cancer; and disease factors-- tumor stage. Both two way and three way interactions were analyzed. Level of education, faith in God, religiosity, functional status, sources of information and tumor stage were significant moderators that interacted with ethnicity. Results indicate that this intervention may have some differential effects for subgroups of this population, perhaps because the intervention compensates for deficiencies in selected subjects and enables them to achieve significant outcomes. The intervention may be most effective for older family care providers, those whose partners have more advanced tumor stages and lower levels of education.
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.titleModerators of an uncertainty management intervention for family care providers of men with early stage prostate canceren_GB
dc.contributor.authorGermino, Barbaraen_US
dc.author.detailsBarbara Germino, PhD, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, email: germino@email.unc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165989-
dc.description.abstractProstate cancer is primarily a disease of older men and family care providers are most commonly spouses or other partners with long-standing relationships. The side effects of prostate cancer treatment impinge not only on the patient's daily activities but on the family's day to day life, the couple's relationship with each other and with the rest of the family. The purpose of this study was to test a core set of variables to determine their moderating effects on the efficacy of an uncertainty management intervention for family care providers of men with early stage prostate cancer. For this analysis, 134 Caucasian and 76 African American family care providers comprised the sample. Repeated measures analyses of variance were used to determine the moderator effects of three groups of variables: person factors--age, number of years of formal education, income, functional status (activities of daily living); contextual factors -religiosity; faith in God, and sources of information about prostate cancer; and disease factors-- tumor stage. Both two way and three way interactions were analyzed. Level of education, faith in God, religiosity, functional status, sources of information and tumor stage were significant moderators that interacted with ethnicity. Results indicate that this intervention may have some differential effects for subgroups of this population, perhaps because the intervention compensates for deficiencies in selected subjects and enables them to achieve significant outcomes. The intervention may be most effective for older family care providers, those whose partners have more advanced tumor stages and lower levels of education.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:37:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:37:56Z-
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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