Phase One of an F31 Predoctoral NINR Fellowship Examining Physical and Psychological Distress, and Quality of Life Among Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308293
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Phase One of an F31 Predoctoral NINR Fellowship Examining Physical and Psychological Distress, and Quality of Life Among Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
Author(s):
Paterson, Carly Lynn; Lengacher, Cecile A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Carly Lynn Paterson, MSN, RN, cpaterso@health.usf.edu; Cecile A. Lengacher, RN, PhD, FAAN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Background: A cancer diagnosis, as well as the subsequent treatment for this disease, can be exceptionally distressing to survivors of breast cancer. The specific symptoms of distress that have been identified as correlating with cancer are both physical and psychological. Most individuals will experience some kind of anxiety, fear and depression when cancer becomes a part of their lives. For this pre-doctoral NRSA, evidence will be obtained to determine the levels of psychological and physical distress in younger women with breast cancer in transition off treatment.

Methods: The Phase 1 aim will be evaluated through secondary analysis of data collected in the R01CA131080 study "MBSR Symptom Cluster Trial for Breast Cancer Survivors." With this aim, the researcher plans to examine the manner in which younger women (ages 21-54) compare to women 55 and older in terms of baseline physical and psychological characteristics (including depression, anxiety, fear of recurrence, psychological and physical distress, and quality of life after treatment for breast cancer.

Results: The outcome measures are all continuous variables and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) will be used to compare adjusted levels of baseline outcome variables between the two age groups. Data resulting from this Pre-doctoral NRSA will provide additional information and insight into baseline levels of psychological and physical distress in younger women with breast cancer in transition after treatment

Conclusions:  The F31 NRSA research design builds upon the resources and strengths of the parent study with the intent to provide a better understanding of depression, anxiety, fear of recurrence, psychological and physical distress, and quality of life in younger breast cancer survivors.

Implications:  It is anticipated that the findings of this study will provide further development or adaptation of specific interventions appropriate for improved symptom management, support, and education for this population.

Keywords:
Breast Cancer; Distress; Dissertation
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePhase One of an F31 Predoctoral NINR Fellowship Examining Physical and Psychological Distress, and Quality of Life Among Younger Breast Cancer Survivorsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Carly Lynnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLengacher, Cecile A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Beta-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsCarly Lynn Paterson, MSN, RN, cpaterso@health.usf.edu; Cecile A. Lengacher, RN, PhD, FAANen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308293-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Background:</b> A cancer diagnosis, as well as the subsequent treatment for this disease, can be exceptionally distressing to survivors of breast cancer. The specific symptoms of distress that have been identified as correlating with cancer are both physical and psychological. Most individuals will experience some kind of anxiety, fear and depression when cancer becomes a part of their lives. For this pre-doctoral NRSA, evidence will be obtained to determine the levels of psychological and physical distress in younger women with breast cancer in transition off treatment. <p><b>Methods:</b> The Phase 1 aim will be evaluated through secondary analysis of data collected in the R01CA131080 study "<em>MBSR Symptom Cluster Trial for Breast Cancer Survivors</em>." With this aim, the researcher plans to examine the manner in which younger women (ages 21-54) compare to women 55 and older in terms of baseline physical and psychological characteristics (including depression, anxiety, fear of recurrence, psychological and physical distress, and quality of life after treatment for breast cancer. <p><b>Results:</b> The outcome measures are all continuous variables and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) will be used to compare adjusted levels of baseline outcome variables between the two age groups. Data resulting from this Pre-doctoral NRSA will provide additional information and insight into baseline levels of psychological and physical distress in younger women with breast cancer in transition after treatment <p><b>Conclusions:</b>  The F31 NRSA research design builds upon the resources and strengths of the parent study with the intent to provide a better understanding of depression, anxiety, fear of recurrence, psychological and physical distress, and quality of life in younger breast cancer survivors. <p><b>Implications</b>:  It is anticipated that the findings of this study will provide further development or adaptation of specific interventions appropriate for improved symptom management, support, and education for this population.en_GB
dc.subjectBreast Canceren_GB
dc.subjectDistressen_GB
dc.subjectDissertationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:25Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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