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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304249
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychosocial Strengths in Adolescents with Cancer in Japan
Author(s):
Ishibashi, Akiko
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Akiko Ishibashi, RN, MN, ishibashia@mopera.net
Abstract:

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

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the methods of enhancing strenghts in adolescents with cancer to help improve their quality of life.

Methods: This study employed a case study research method with semistructured interviews. Pattern-matching analysis was used.A purposive sample of adolescents with cancer was recruited. The inclusion criteria were as follows: (1) diagnosed with cancer, (2) aged 12 to 25 years, (3) an outpatient within the previous 10 years, (4) informed of or had received an explanation of their disease. The potential participants were identified by three physicians from an appointment list. Subsequently, a researcher met with the participants and their parents to provide the study details. After informed consent was obtained, the interviews were conducted individually in a private room. The interviews lasted between 30 and 50 minutes and were tape recorded and transcribed verbatim. The coding of the data were strictly verified by 3 researchers using the same process.  

Results: The psychosocial strengths consisted positive attitude, purpose, connection with friends, confidence, and more knowledgeable about life. The strengths were developed at different stages in the newly diagnosed and relapsing participant group, but the strengths of both groups ultimately increased. For the adolescents to develop positive attitudes and a sense of purpose in the early stage of cancer treatment, support from positive parents and friends and the previous experience of cancer were crucial.

Conclusion: A positive attitude and a sense of purpose may be valuable for enabling patients with cancer to develop the psychosocial strengths needed to return to their precancer lifestyles. Patients may benefit from the emotional support of their parents and the efforts of their friends to understand their experiences.  In addition, studies on nursing care for the adolescents with cancer who with limited strengths is important to have quality of life.

Keywords:
psychosocial strengths; social support; adolescents with cancer
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychosocial Strengths in Adolescents with Cancer in Japanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIshibashi, Akikoen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsAkiko Ishibashi, RN, MN, ishibashia@mopera.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304249-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> The purpose of this study was to explore the methods of enhancing strenghts in adolescents with cancer to help improve their quality of life. <p><b>Methods: </b> This study employed a case study research method with semistructured interviews. Pattern-matching analysis was used.A purposive sample of adolescents with cancer was recruited. The inclusion criteria were as follows: (1) diagnosed with cancer, (2) aged 12 to 25 years, (3) an outpatient within the previous 10 years, (4) informed of or had received an explanation of their disease. The potential participants were identified by three physicians from an appointment list. Subsequently, a researcher met with the participants and their parents to provide the study details. After informed consent was obtained, the interviews were conducted individually in a private room.<i> </i>The interviews lasted between 30 and 50 minutes and were tape recorded and transcribed verbatim. The coding of the data were strictly verified by 3 researchers using the same process.   <p><b>Results: </b> The psychosocial strengths consisted positive attitude, purpose, connection with friends, confidence, and more knowledgeable about life. The strengths were developed at different stages in the newly diagnosed and relapsing participant group, but the strengths of both groups ultimately increased. For the adolescents to develop positive attitudes and a sense of purpose in the early stage of cancer treatment, support from positive parents and friends and the previous experience of cancer were crucial. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>A positive attitude and a sense of purpose may be valuable for enabling patients with cancer to develop the psychosocial strengths needed to return to their precancer lifestyles. Patients may benefit from the emotional support of their parents and the efforts of their friends to understand their experiences.  In addition, studies on nursing care for the adolescents with cancer who with limited strengths is important to have quality of life.en_GB
dc.subjectpsychosocial strengthsen_GB
dc.subjectsocial supporten_GB
dc.subjectadolescents with canceren_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:04Z-
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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