The Relationships of Uncertainty and Depression in Gynecologic Cancer Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303949
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationships of Uncertainty and Depression in Gynecologic Cancer Patients
Author(s):
Wu, Shu-Fen; Lee, Lai-Liang; Kan, Yuen-Yee; Lee, I.; Lin, Yu-Hua
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Shu-Fen Wu, RN, MSN, y3554_ns@yuanhosp.com.tw; Lai-Liang Lee, RN, MSN; Yuen-Yee Kan, MD; I. Lee, PhD; Yu-Hua Lin, PhD;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: This study examined gynecologic cancer patient uncertainty, depression, characteristics and related factors.

 Methods:  Using a cross-sectional design, 110 patients who diagnosed gynecologic cancer were recruited from a 647 beds general hospital in southern Taiwan. Data was collected from March 2012 to November 2012 by face to face interview using self-reported structured questionnaires. Outcome measurements included Mishel Uncertainty scale (MUS), and Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD; depression is defined as a score of 16 and above), and symptom distress.

 Results: The results indicated that 49.1% of the gynecologic cancer patient had depression. There were significant correlation between CESD and uncertainty. In stepwise regression model, three factors were the predictors of overall uncertainty, included symptom distress (16.5%), cancer stage IV (5.5%) and diagnosed cervical cancer(4.1%), and account for 26.1% total variance. Two factors were the predictors of depression, included uncertainty (38.4%), and symptom distress (5.3%) and account for 43.7% total variance.

 Conclusion: This study might provide appropriate educational care, to improve the quality of patient care. Health care professionals are responsible to provide appropriate nursing intervention to decrease the uncertainty level, and to improve patient’s depression.

Keywords:
depression; gynecologic cancer; uncertainty
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationships of Uncertainty and Depression in Gynecologic Cancer Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWu, Shu-Fenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Lai-Liangen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKan, Yuen-Yeeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, I.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLin, Yu-Huaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsShu-Fen Wu, RN, MSN, y3554_ns@yuanhosp.com.tw; Lai-Liang Lee, RN, MSN; Yuen-Yee Kan, MD; I. Lee, PhD; Yu-Hua Lin, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303949-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>This study examined gynecologic cancer patient uncertainty, depression, characteristics and related factors. <p> <b>Methods: </b> Using a cross-sectional design, 110 patients who diagnosed gynecologic cancer were recruited from a 647 beds general hospital in southern Taiwan. Data was collected from March 2012 to November 2012 by face to face interview using self-reported structured questionnaires. Outcome measurements included Mishel Uncertainty scale (MUS), and Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD; depression is defined as a score of 16 and above), and symptom distress. <p> <b>Results: </b>The results indicated that 49.1% of the gynecologic cancer patient had depression. There were significant correlation between CESD and uncertainty. In stepwise regression model, three factors were the predictors of overall uncertainty, included symptom distress (16.5%), cancer stage IV (5.5%) and diagnosed cervical cancer(4.1%), and account for 26.1% total variance. Two factors were the predictors of depression, included uncertainty (38.4%), and symptom distress (5.3%) and account for 43.7% total variance. <p> <b>Conclusion: </b>This study might provide appropriate educational care, to improve the quality of patient care. Health care professionals are responsible to provide appropriate nursing intervention to decrease the uncertainty level, and to improve patient’s depression.en_GB
dc.subjectdepressionen_GB
dc.subjectgynecologic canceren_GB
dc.subjectuncertaintyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:26Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:26Z-
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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