Initial Development of a Care System for Cancer Survivors Based on an Investigation into Their Actual Lifestyle Conditions

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303805
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Initial Development of a Care System for Cancer Survivors Based on an Investigation into Their Actual Lifestyle Conditions
Author(s):
Tamura, Sachiko; Shintani, Keiko
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Sachiko Tamura, RN, PhD, s-tamura@kanazawa-med.ac.jp; Keiko Shintani, RN, PhD;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: To consider the care to support cancer survivors based on a lifestyle survey.

Methods: We conducted a lifestyle survey for mature cancer survivors who were undergoing chemotherapy. In the physical aspects, we investigated the physical suffering and basic lifestyle activities. In the mental aspects, we measured Worry or Depression using questionnaire�HADS�. In the social aspect, we asked about employment, and measured QOL using questionnaire �QOL-ACD�.

Results: We obtained responses from 830 people. In regard to pain, 20-30% of them complained of headaches, internal organ pain, skin or muscle pain, and bone or joint pain. And other symptoms were felt by 70-90%, suffering from physical weakness, loss of appetite, an overall feeling of weariness, edemas and abdominal dropsy, difficulty in breathing, constipation, nausea and vomiting. And 90-100% of people were independent in basic lifestyle activities. Those suffering from worry or depression included 13% with Worry, and 18% with Depression. In terms of employment, 40% were working normally, 10% working part-time, and 45% not working. In terms of their QOL, 90% had high activity and physical levels, 80% has high mental levels, and 30% had high social levels.

Conclusion: To support cancer survivors, it is important to control alleviation of both pain and other symptoms. And there is a need to provide support that will allow cancer survivors to deal themselves with the underlying worry and stress. This support will improve physical suffering as well as the mental and emotional state, which will lead to improved employment, and finally to an improvement in the QOL.

Keywords:
Initial Development of a care system; Cancer Survivor; Lifestyle survey
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInitial Development of a Care System for Cancer Survivors Based on an Investigation into Their Actual Lifestyle Conditionsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTamura, Sachikoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShintani, Keikoen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsSachiko Tamura, RN, PhD, s-tamura@kanazawa-med.ac.jp; Keiko Shintani, RN, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303805-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>To consider the care to support cancer survivors based on a lifestyle survey. <p><b>Methods: </b>We conducted a lifestyle survey for mature cancer survivors who were undergoing chemotherapy. In the physical aspects, we investigated the physical suffering and basic lifestyle activities. In the mental aspects, we measured Worry or Depression using questionnaire�HADS�. In the social aspect, we asked about employment, and measured QOL using questionnaire �QOL-ACD�. <p><b>Results: </b>We obtained responses from 830 people. In regard to pain, 20-30% of them complained of headaches, internal organ pain, skin or muscle pain, and bone or joint pain. And other symptoms were felt by 70-90%, suffering from physical weakness, loss of appetite, an overall feeling of weariness, edemas and abdominal dropsy, difficulty in breathing, constipation, nausea and vomiting. And 90-100% of people were independent in basic lifestyle activities. Those suffering from worry or depression included 13% with Worry, and 18% with Depression. In terms of employment, 40% were working normally, 10% working part-time, and 45% not working. In terms of their QOL, 90% had high activity and physical levels, 80% has high mental levels, and 30% had high social levels. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>To support cancer survivors, it is important to control alleviation of both pain and other symptoms. And there is a need to provide support that will allow cancer survivors to deal themselves with the underlying worry and stress. This support will improve physical suffering as well as the mental and emotional state, which will lead to improved employment, and finally to an improvement in the QOL.en_GB
dc.subjectInitial Development of a care systemen_GB
dc.subjectCancer Survivoren_GB
dc.subjectLifestyle surveyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:23:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:23:49Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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