Disparities in Supportive Care Needs Between Cancer Patients and Their Health Professionals

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304277
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Disparities in Supportive Care Needs Between Cancer Patients and Their Health Professionals
Author(s):
Lee, Ji Hye; Park, Sang Min; Park, Kwi Ock; Jeong, Bo Lam
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ji Hye Lee, MSN, RN, jihyelee333@gmail.com; Sang Min Park, MPH, PhD, MD; Kwi Ock Park, MSN, RN; Bo Lam Jeong, MA, MSW;
Abstract:

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

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine disparities in supportive care needs between cancer patients and their health professionals.

Methods: We surveyed 286 cancer patients and 185 health professionals in a university cancer hospital from August to October 2012 with the NS-C (Needs Scale for Cancer) measured 5 point Likert and the scale was revised by informational contents in a university cancer hospital.

Results: Participants involved in this study were on different stage of their care; 36.7% in follow up care, 29.8% ongoing chemotherapy and 16.3% in operating stage. The mean duration after diagnosis was 36.90 (±54.05) months and 37.7% of patients was less than 1 year after diagnosis. The mean age of patients was 52.08(±10.11) years. Most of them (73.0%) were diagnosed breast cancer and 82.4% of patients was married. The health professionals were comprised of nurses (48.7%), technicians (21.6%), medical doctors (17.1%) and all of them work in a university cancer hospital. 67% of workers was female and 58% of them had experience of caring cancer patients in their family. There is some disparities in 8 items of supportive care needs among 18 items. The information needs of prognosis ( p= .004), second primary cancer screen ( p< .001), conserving mind energy (p= .006) and exercise ( p= .019) in cancer patients were higher than perception of information need in their health professionals. However, health care providers thought that the patients would need the information regarding symptom management of chemo-induced side effects (p< .001), GI symptoms (p< .001), counseling for anxiety and depression (p< .001), and financial aids (p= .001).

Conclusion: Many disparities in needs of cancer information between patients and their health professionals were strongly identified as results of this study. Thus, the personnel in cancer care system need to understand patients’ supportive care needs and provide a patient centered care optimally.

Keywords:
disparities; supportive care needs; 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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDisparities in Supportive Care Needs Between Cancer Patients and Their Health Professionalsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Ji Hyeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPark, Sang Minen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPark, Kwi Ocken_GB
dc.contributor.authorJeong, Bo Lamen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsJi Hye Lee, MSN, RN, jihyelee333@gmail.com; Sang Min Park, MPH, PhD, MD; Kwi Ock Park, MSN, RN; Bo Lam Jeong, MA, MSW;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304277-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was to examine disparities in supportive care needs between cancer patients and their health professionals. <p><b>Methods: </b>We surveyed 286 cancer patients and 185 health professionals in a university cancer hospital from August to October 2012 with the NS-C (Needs Scale for Cancer) measured 5 point Likert and the scale was revised by informational contents in a university cancer hospital. <p><b>Results: </b>Participants involved in this study were on different stage of their care; 36.7% in follow up care, 29.8% ongoing chemotherapy and 16.3% in operating stage. The mean duration after diagnosis was 36.90 (±54.05) months and 37.7% of patients was less than 1 year after diagnosis. The mean age of patients was 52.08(±10.11) years. Most of them (73.0%) were diagnosed breast cancer and 82.4% of patients was married. The health professionals were comprised of nurses (48.7%), technicians (21.6%), medical doctors (17.1%) and all of them work in a university cancer hospital. 67% of workers was female and 58% of them had experience of caring cancer patients in their family. There is some disparities in 8 items of supportive care needs among 18 items. The information needs of prognosis ( <i>p</i>= .004), second primary cancer screen ( <i>p</i>< .001), conserving mind energy (<i>p</i>= .006) and exercise ( <i>p</i>= .019) in cancer patients were higher than perception of information need in their health professionals. However, health care providers thought that the patients would need the information regarding symptom management of chemo-induced side effects (<i>p</i>< .001), GI symptoms (<i>p</i>< .001), counseling for anxiety and depression (<i>p</i>< .001), and financial aids (<i>p</i>= .001). <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Many disparities in needs of cancer information between patients and their health professionals were strongly identified as results of this study. Thus, the personnel in cancer care system need to understand patients’ supportive care needs and provide a patient centered care optimally.en_GB
dc.subjectdisparitiesen_GB
dc.subjectsupportive care needsen_GB
dc.subjectcanceren_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:37Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:37Z-
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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