The Predictors of Self-Efficacy for Diagnosis-Seeking Among Women with Breast Cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243352
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Predictors of Self-Efficacy for Diagnosis-Seeking Among Women with Breast Cancer
Author(s):
Lin, Mei-Feng; Chen, Wen-Xiang; Cheng, Chieh
Author Details:
Lin, Mei-Feng, PhD, RN, l30mf@mail.ncku.edu.tw; Chen, Wen-Xiang, MSN, RN; Cheng, Chieh, RN;
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between self-efficacy and delay evaluation, and the predictors of self-efficacy in delay and non-delay women with breast cancer.

Methods: Of the 80 women with breast cancer were recruited from an outpatient clinic in southern Taiwan. 67 with positive diagnosis of breast cancer completed 4 research instruments during three clinic visits. Measurement included the Health Self-Efficacy Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Spiritual Support Scale and Herth Hope Index. Subjects were categorized into delayed diagnosis and non-delayed groups based on timing of breast abnormality identification. 

Results:  Hope, anxiety, depression and self-efficacy showed significant change over time within the delay and non-delay groups. Only anxiety had a significant between-group difference over time. Hope, depression and anxiety predicted self-efficacy with a range of 62% to 74% over time. 

Conclusion: Hope is a key factor that predicts self-efficacy of breast cancer women undergoing diagnoses and treatment periods. Anxiety and depression negatively impact self-efficacy after surgery.  The high relative anxiety found in non-delay women requires interventions to reduce anxiety.

Keywords:
Self-efficacy; diagnosis seeking; Breast cancer
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Predictors of Self-Efficacy for Diagnosis-Seeking Among Women with Breast Canceren_GB
dc.contributor.authorLin, Mei-Fengen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, Wen-Xiangen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Chiehen_GB
dc.author.detailsLin, Mei-Feng, PhD, RN, l30mf@mail.ncku.edu.tw; Chen, Wen-Xiang, MSN, RN; Cheng, Chieh, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243352-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between self-efficacy and delay evaluation, and the predictors of self-efficacy in delay and non-delay women with breast cancer. <p><b>Methods: </b>Of the 80 women with breast cancer were recruited from an outpatient clinic in southern Taiwan. 67 with positive diagnosis of breast cancer completed 4 research instruments during three clinic visits. Measurement included the Health Self-Efficacy Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Spiritual Support Scale and Herth Hope Index. Subjects were categorized into delayed diagnosis and non-delayed groups based on timing of breast abnormality identification.&nbsp; <p><b>Results: </b>&nbsp;Hope, anxiety, depression and self-efficacy showed significant change over time within the delay and non-delay groups. Only anxiety had a significant between-group difference over time. Hope, depression and anxiety predicted self-efficacy with a range of 62% to 74% over time.&nbsp; <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Hope is a key factor that predicts self-efficacy of breast cancer women undergoing diagnoses and treatment periods. Anxiety and depression negatively impact self-efficacy after surgery.&nbsp; The high relative anxiety found in non-delay women requires interventions to reduce anxiety.en_GB
dc.subjectSelf-efficacyen_GB
dc.subjectdiagnosis seekingen_GB
dc.subjectBreast canceren_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:21:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:21:01Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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