Validation of the Chinese Short-Form Cancer Survivor's Unmet Needs (CaSUN-SF) for Women With Breast Cancer

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Title:
Validation of the Chinese Short-Form Cancer Survivor's Unmet Needs (CaSUN-SF) for Women With Breast Cancer
Author(s):
Fang, Su-Ying
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Su-Ying Fang, PhD, RN, Professional Experience: Professional experience: August, 1994~March, 1996: Registered Nurse, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital August, 1996~July, 1997: Clinical Practice Teacher, Tzu Chi College of Technology August, 1999~August, 2004: Lecturer, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology August, 2010~January, 2012: Assistant Professor, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology February, 2013~Febuary, 2016: Assistant Professor, National Cheng Kung University February, 2016~Now: Associate Professor, National Cheng Kung University Publication 1.Fang, S, Y., Shu, B. C. (2009). Adherence characteristics after abnormal screening results between Mammogram and Papanicolaou test groups. Cancer Nursing, 32(6)437~45. 2.Fang, S, Y., Balneaves, G. L., & Shu, B. C. (2010).A struggle between vanity and life: The experience of women receiving breast reconstruction in Taiwan. Cancer Nursing, 33(5), E1-E11. 3.Fang, S, Y., Shu, B. C. (2011). Deliberating over Mastectomy: Survival and Social Roles. Cancer Nursing.34(2), E21-E28. Author Summary: I am now working in Department of Nursing in National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan. My research speciality focus on women health, breast cancer, surgical nursing, treatment decision making, body image, and survivorship care.
Abstract:

Purpose: It was necessary to assess women’s needs in advance to develop their survivorship care plan more effectively. However, too many items and not specific for breast cancer women were the limitation on the current scales for evaluating these survivors' unmet need. The aims of the study were to modify the Cancer Survivor’s Unmet Need (CaSUN) Scale to be a short form (CaSUN-SF) and then test its psychometric properties of the scale specific for breast cancer survivor in Taiwan.

Methods: By conveniences sampling, recruited breast cancer survivors were separated into 2 samples (sample 1, n=150, and sample 2, n=162). Three phases were used to validate the CaSUN-SF. First, we translated and modified the CaSUN to take care of the cultural adaptation and the CaSUN-SF was developed. Second, we used statistical methods to eliminate some items, and conducted an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) using sample 1 (n=150) to explore the factor structure of the CaSUN-SF. Finally, we conducted a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) using sample 2 (n=162) to confirm the structure suggested by EFA, and tested the concurrent validity and known-group validity of CaSUN-SF.

Results: Four factors including information, physical /psychological, medical care and communication needs were identified in the CaSUN-SF and each factor had acceptable internal consistency reliability in which Cronbach’s Alpha was between .61 to .82. The concurrent validity was supported by the significant correlations between the scores on unmet needs and fear of recurrence and depression. The result of known-group comparison which revealed that women who survived more than 5 years had fewer physical/psychological needs than those less 5 years also demonstrated the validity of CaSUN-SF.

Conclusion: The CaSUN-SF demonstrated acceptable reliability and validity for assessing unmet needs among breast cancer survivors in Taiwan. Using this simple assessment tool to target the individual needs of these survivors can help health care professionals to provide more personalized care efficiently.

Keywords:
Breast Cancer Survivors; Unmet Needs; Validity
Repository Posting Date:
16-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
16-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST86
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleValidation of the Chinese Short-Form Cancer Survivor's Unmet Needs (CaSUN-SF) for Women With Breast Canceren_US
dc.contributor.authorFang, Su-Yingen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsSu-Ying Fang, PhD, RN, Professional Experience: Professional experience: August, 1994~March, 1996: Registered Nurse, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital August, 1996~July, 1997: Clinical Practice Teacher, Tzu Chi College of Technology August, 1999~August, 2004: Lecturer, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology August, 2010~January, 2012: Assistant Professor, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology February, 2013~Febuary, 2016: Assistant Professor, National Cheng Kung University February, 2016~Now: Associate Professor, National Cheng Kung University Publication 1.Fang, S, Y., Shu, B. C. (2009). Adherence characteristics after abnormal screening results between Mammogram and Papanicolaou test groups. Cancer Nursing, 32(6)437~45. 2.Fang, S, Y., Balneaves, G. L., & Shu, B. C. (2010).A struggle between vanity and life: The experience of women receiving breast reconstruction in Taiwan. Cancer Nursing, 33(5), E1-E11. 3.Fang, S, Y., Shu, B. C. (2011). Deliberating over Mastectomy: Survival and Social Roles. Cancer Nursing.34(2), E21-E28. Author Summary: I am now working in Department of Nursing in National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan. My research speciality focus on women health, breast cancer, surgical nursing, treatment decision making, body image, and survivorship care.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621506-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose: </strong><span>It was necessary to assess women’s needs in advance to develop their survivorship care plan more effectively. However, too many items and not specific for breast cancer women were the limitation on the current scales for evaluating these survivors' unmet need. The aims of the study were to modify the Cancer Survivor’s Unmet Need (CaSUN) Scale to be a short form (CaSUN-SF) and then test its psychometric properties of the scale specific for breast cancer survivor in Taiwan.</span></p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>By conveniences sampling, recruited breast cancer survivors were separated into 2 samples (sample 1, n=150, and sample 2, n=162). Three phases were used to validate the CaSUN-SF. First, we translated and modified the CaSUN to take care of the cultural adaptation and the CaSUN-SF was developed. Second, we used statistical methods to eliminate some items, and conducted an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) using sample 1 (n=150) to explore the factor structure of the CaSUN-SF. Finally, we conducted a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) using sample 2 (n=162) to confirm the structure suggested by EFA, and tested the concurrent validity and known-group validity of CaSUN-SF.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Four factors including information, physical /psychological, medical care and communication needs were identified in the CaSUN-SF and each factor had acceptable internal consistency reliability in which Cronbach’s Alpha was between .61 to .82. The concurrent validity was supported by the significant correlations between the scores on unmet needs and fear of recurrence and depression. The result of known-group comparison which revealed that women who survived more than 5 years had fewer physical/psychological needs than those less 5 years also demonstrated the validity of CaSUN-SF.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>The CaSUN-SF demonstrated acceptable reliability and validity for assessing unmet needs among breast cancer survivors in Taiwan. Using this simple assessment tool to target the individual needs of these survivors can help health care professionals to provide more personalized care efficiently.</p>en
dc.subjectBreast Cancer Survivorsen
dc.subjectUnmet Needsen
dc.subjectValidityen
dc.date.available2017-06-16T19:39:06Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-16-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T19:39:06Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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