The Relationships of Symptom Distress and Quality of Life in Gynecologic Cancer Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303950
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationships of Symptom Distress and Quality of Life in Gynecologic Cancer Patients
Author(s):
Lee, Lai-Liang; Wu, Shu-Fen; Kan, Yuen-Yee; Lin, Yu-Hua; Lee, I.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Lai-Liang Lee, RN, MSN, y0102_ns@yuanhosp.com.tw; Shu-Fen Wu, RN, MSN; Yuen-Yee Kan, MD; Yu-Hua Lin, PhD; I. Lee, PhD;
Abstract:

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

Purpose: This study examined gynecologic cancer patient, symptom distress and quality of life, 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 symptom distress and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core-30 Version 3 in Chinese (EPRTC QLQ-C30). 

Results: The results indicated that there were significant positive correlation between symptom distress and subscale of QLQ-C30 included role functioning, emotional functioning, cognitive functioning, social functioning, single items, and symptom structure. There were significant negative correlation between symptom distress and subscale of QLQ-C30 included physical functioning, and global quality of life. In stepwise regression model, two factors were the predictors of physical functioning, included symptom distress (6.9%), and diagnosed cervical cancer (5.4%) and account for 12.2% total variance.  

Conclusion: A better understand patients’ symptom distress might provide appropriate quality of patient care. Health care professionals are responsible to provide appropriate nursing intervention to decrease the symptom distress, and to enhance patient’s quality of life.

Keywords:
gynecologic cancer; quality of life; symptom distress
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 Symptom Distress and Quality of Life in Gynecologic Cancer Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Lai-Liangen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWu, Shu-Fenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKan, Yuen-Yeeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLin, Yu-Huaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, I.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsLai-Liang Lee, RN, MSN, y0102_ns@yuanhosp.com.tw; Shu-Fen Wu, RN, MSN; Yuen-Yee Kan, MD; Yu-Hua Lin, PhD; I. Lee, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303950-
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, symptom distress and quality of life, 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 symptom distress and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core-30 Version 3 in Chinese (EPRTC QLQ-C30).  <p><b>Results: </b>The results indicated that there were significant positive correlation between symptom distress and subscale of QLQ-C30 included role functioning, emotional functioning, cognitive functioning, social functioning, single items, and symptom structure. There were significant negative correlation between symptom distress and subscale of QLQ-C30 included physical functioning, and global quality of life. In stepwise regression model, two factors were the predictors of physical functioning, included symptom distress (6.9%), and diagnosed cervical cancer (5.4%) and account for 12.2% total variance.   <p><b>Conclusion: </b>A better understand patients’ symptom distress might provide appropriate quality of patient care. Health care professionals are responsible to provide appropriate nursing intervention to decrease the symptom distress, and to enhance patient’s quality of life.en_GB
dc.subjectgynecologic canceren_GB
dc.subjectquality of lifeen_GB
dc.subjectsymptom distressen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:27Z-
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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