Relationship Between Traditional Chinese Medicine Body Constitution and Health Status of Breast Cancer Patients in Follow-Up Period

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304001
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Relationship Between Traditional Chinese Medicine Body Constitution and Health Status of Breast Cancer Patients in Follow-Up Period
Author(s):
Lin, Amy Shu-Chuan; Chen, Li-Li
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Amy Shu-Chuan Lin, RN, NP, amy6708@hotmail.com; Li-Li Chen, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

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

Purpose: The aims of this study were to investigate and compare between traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) body constitution and health status of breast cancer patients in follow-up period.

Methods: A cross-sectional research was designed.A total of 358 participants from Taiwan Breast Cancer Alliance (TBCA) were studied.Data were collected by structured questionnaires including demographic data, self-rated body constitution and health status, Yang-Xu body constitution (BCQ {), and Yin-Xu body constitution(BCQ ; ) from August to December in 2012. The higher the score of self-rated health status means healthier. The higher the score of self-rated body constitution means stronger. But the higher the scores of BCQ {and BCQ ; mean more weakness of body constitution.

 Results: The participants mean age was 56.9±7.7 (years) .They reported self-rated health and self-rated body constitution scores were 6.6±1.9 and 6.4±1.8 (range 0-10), respectively. The mean scores of BCQ {was 33.8±10.5 (range 19-86), BCQ ; was 34.4±11.1 (range 19-186). The participants' perception of self-rated body constitution significantly and positively correlated with self-rated health status. The measurement scores of BCQ { and BCQ ; had significantly negative correlations with the self-rated health status.

Conclusion: The correlation between individuals' self-rated body constitution and health status were consistent with the measurement scores of breast cancer patients in follow-up period. Therefore, results of this study provide evidence for nurses to educate breast cancer patient that strengthen the concept of TCM body constitution of persons could promote their health status.

Keywords:
health status; health promotion; body constitution
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:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRelationship Between Traditional Chinese Medicine Body Constitution and Health Status of Breast Cancer Patients in Follow-Up Perioden_GB
dc.contributor.authorLin, Amy Shu-Chuanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, Li-Lien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsAmy Shu-Chuan Lin, RN, NP, amy6708@hotmail.com; Li-Li Chen, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304001-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The aims of this study were to investigate and compare between traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) body constitution and health status<b> </b>of breast cancer patients in follow-up period. <p><b>Methods: </b>A cross-sectional research was designed.A total of 358 participants from Taiwan Breast Cancer Alliance (TBCA) were studied.Data were collected by structured questionnaires including demographic data, self-rated body constitution and health status, Yang-Xu body constitution (BCQ<b><sup> {</sup></b>), and Yin-Xu body constitution(BCQ<b><sup> en_GB
dc.description.abstract</sup></b>) from August to December in 2012. The higher the score of self-rated health status means healthier. The higher the score of self-rated body constitution means stronger. But the higher the scores of BCQ<b><sup> {</sup></b>and BCQ<b><sup> en_GB
dc.description.abstract</sup></b> mean more weakness of body constitution. <p> <b>Results: </b>The participants mean age was 56.9±7.7 (years) .They reported self-rated health and self-rated body constitution scores were 6.6±1.9 and 6.4±1.8 (range 0-10), respectively. The mean scores of BCQ<b><sup> {</sup></b>was 33.8±10.5 (range 19-86), BCQ<b><sup> en_GB
dc.description.abstract</sup></b> was 34.4±11.1 (range 19-186). The participants' perception of self-rated body constitution significantly and positively correlated with self-rated health status. The measurement scores of BCQ<b><sup> {</sup></b> and BCQ<b><sup> en_GB
dc.description.abstract</sup></b>had significantly negative correlations with the self-rated health status. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The correlation between individuals' self-rated body constitution and health status<b> </b>were consistent with the measurement scores of breast cancer patients in follow-up period. Therefore, results of this study provide evidence for nurses to educate breast cancer patient that strengthen the concept of TCM body constitution of persons could promote their health status.en_GB
dc.subjecthealth statusen_GB
dc.subjecthealth promotionen_GB
dc.subjectbody constitutionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:24Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:24Z-
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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