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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243367
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of Anxiety and Resilience in Adolescents Undergoing Cancer
Author(s):
Wu, Li-Min
Author Details:
Wu, Li-Min, PhD, RN, painting@ms22.hinet.net;
Abstract:
Purpose:

 This paper is a report of a study of examining the relationships among coping, anxiety, and resilience and to identify predictors of anxiety and resilience in adolescents undergoing cancer treatment.

Methods:

 131 participants (55.7% male) between 11 and 19 years old (mean age = 14.7 years), diagnosed with cancer, without mental disease and receiving chemotherapy. Participants were assessed with the pediatric cancer coping scale (PCCS), revised children’s manifest anxiety scale, second edition (RCMAS-2), and the Haase adolescent resilience in illness scale (HARS).

Results:

 Only 3.8% of participants reported being anxiety-free. Over 20% of participants scored high on the worry subscale of the RMAS-2. The most commonly used coping strategy was cognitive coping, followed by problem-oriented coping and finally by defensive coping. There was a significant correlation between defensive coping and level of worry (r = 0.53, p < 0.01). Resilience was positively correlated with cognitive coping (r = 0.71, p < 0.01) and problem-oriented coping (r = 0.58, p < 0.01). A step-wise multiple regression analysis found that cognitive coping and defensive coping were significant predictors of anxiety and resilience, accounting for 40.9% and 46.5% of total variance, respectively.

Conclusion:

 There is a significant positive correlation between resilience and cognitive and problem-oriented coping style. Cognitive coping and defensive coping are predictors for the level of anxiety and resilience in adolescents undergoing cancer treatment.

Keywords:
Resilience; coping; childhood cacner
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.titlePredictors of Anxiety and Resilience in Adolescents Undergoing Canceren_GB
dc.contributor.authorWu, Li-Minen_GB
dc.author.detailsWu, Li-Min, PhD, RN, painting@ms22.hinet.net;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243367-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>&nbsp;This paper is a report of a study of examining the relationships among coping, anxiety, and resilience and to identify predictors of anxiety and resilience in adolescents undergoing cancer treatment. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>&nbsp;131 participants (55.7% male) between 11 and 19 years old (mean age = 14.7 years), diagnosed with cancer, without mental disease and receiving chemotherapy. Participants were assessed with the pediatric cancer coping scale (PCCS), revised children&rsquo;s manifest anxiety scale, second edition (RCMAS-2), and the Haase adolescent resilience in illness scale (HARS). <p><b>Results: </b> <p>&nbsp;Only 3.8% of participants reported being anxiety-free. Over 20% of participants scored high on the worry subscale of the RMAS-2. The most commonly used coping strategy was cognitive coping, followed by problem-oriented coping and finally by defensive coping. There was a significant correlation between defensive coping and level of worry (r = 0.53, p &lt; 0.01). Resilience was positively correlated with cognitive coping (r = 0.71, p &lt; 0.01) and problem-oriented coping (r = 0.58, p &lt; 0.01). A step-wise multiple regression analysis found that cognitive coping and defensive coping were significant predictors of anxiety and resilience, accounting for 40.9% and 46.5% of total variance, respectively. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p><b>&nbsp;</b>There is a significant positive correlation between resilience and cognitive and problem-oriented coping style. Cognitive coping and defensive coping are predictors for the level of anxiety and resilience in adolescents undergoing cancer treatment.en_GB
dc.subjectResilienceen_GB
dc.subjectcopingen_GB
dc.subjectchildhood cacneren_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:21:13Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:21:13Z-
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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