Hope and Symptom Interference Predicting Quality of Life in Colorectal Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622200
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Type:
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Level of Evidence:
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Research Approach:
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Title:
Hope and Symptom Interference Predicting Quality of Life in Colorectal Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study
Other Titles:
Symptoms and Treatment of Cancer
Author(s):
Huang, Yi-Chen; Wang, Ya-Jung
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yi-Chen Huang, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: I work in oncology and ICU for more than 20 years, after 10 years of oncology and ICU experiences, I was trained as a NP and certified by DOH in Taiwan. I love working in the oncology, My research interesting is mainly in oncology and as well. Author Summary: Miss Huang is a second-year Ph.D. part-time student at nursing department, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. She works full time as a clinical nurse at nursing department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital. She has devoted herself in oncology and critical nursing care for more than 20 years.
Abstract:

Background:

Colorectal cancer is the third cause of cancer incidence and forth cancer mortality in Taiwan. Early detection and chemotherapy improve patients’ survival. However, patients still suffer from side effects from cancer and its treatment. Evidence indicated that hope helps cancer patients in a better adaptation.

Purpose:

The aims of this pilot study was to preliminarily explore relationship among hope, symptom interference, and quality of life in Taiwanese colorectal cancer population; as well as to shape the study in a better design for a further study.

Methods:

This is a descriptive, correlational study with a preliminary result. We recruited patients with colorectal cancer, aged 20 years and more, and received at least one cycle of chemotherapy. Study instruments included Total Neuropathy Score- clinical version, Patient Neurotoxicity Questionnaire, Herth Hope Index (HHI), MDASI-Taiwan Form for Cancer Treatment - Colorectal cancer and Taxane. Data analysis applied mean, standard deviation, frequency, percentage, Pearson’s correlation and linear regression.

Results:

A total of 40 patients with a mean age of 60.1 years were included in this pilot analysis. Twenty-two of participants were male and 75% of them were with PN. Results indicated patients’ hope significantly and positively predicted their QOL in this sample (β=.383; R2=.147; p2=.445; p2=.578; p


Conclusion:

Results of this pilot study suggested that the prevalence of PN was relatively high and those with PN had a declined QOL. We also found symptom severity and symptom distress interfered patient’s QOL in the present study. However, hope is an inner power to support patients with cancer, to overcome their symptom interference, and to advance their QOL. The preliminary findings help researchers to modify the further study design and to confirm the instruments matched the study population.

Keywords:
Peripheral Neuropathy; Quality of Life; Symptom Interference
Repository Posting Date:
26-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
26-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17O16
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.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleHope and Symptom Interference Predicting Quality of Life in Colorectal Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Studyen_US
dc.title.alternativeSymptoms and Treatment of Canceren
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Yi-Chenen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ya-Jungen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsYi-Chen Huang, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: I work in oncology and ICU for more than 20 years, after 10 years of oncology and ICU experiences, I was trained as a NP and certified by DOH in Taiwan. I love working in the oncology, My research interesting is mainly in oncology and as well. Author Summary: Miss Huang is a second-year Ph.D. part-time student at nursing department, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. She works full time as a clinical nurse at nursing department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital. She has devoted herself in oncology and critical nursing care for more than 20 years.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622200-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Background:</strong></p> <p>Colorectal cancer is the third cause of cancer incidence and forth cancer mortality in Taiwan. Early detection and chemotherapy improve patients’ survival. However, patients still suffer from side effects from cancer and its treatment. Evidence indicated that hope helps cancer patients in a better adaptation.</p> <p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>The aims of this pilot study was to preliminarily explore relationship among hope, symptom interference, and quality of life in Taiwanese colorectal cancer population; as well as to shape the study in a better design for a further study.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">This is a descriptive, correlational study with a preliminary result. We recruited patients with colorectal cancer, aged 20 years and more, and received at least one cycle of chemotherapy. Study instruments included Total Neuropathy Score- clinical version, Patient Neurotoxicity Questionnaire, Herth Hope Index (HHI), MDASI-Taiwan Form</span><span lang="EN-US"> </span><span lang="EN-US">for Cancer Treatment - Colorectal cancer and Taxane. Data analysis applied mean, standard deviation, frequency, percentage, Pearson’s correlation and linear regression.</span></p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>A total of 40 patients with a mean age of 60.1 years were included in this pilot analysis. Twenty-two of participants were male and 75% of them were with PN. Results indicated patients’ hope significantly and positively predicted their QOL in this sample (β=.383; R<sup>2</sup>=.147; p2=.445; p2=.578; p</p> <div><hr align="left" width="33%" /> <div> <p><strong style="font-size: 10pt;">Conclusion:</strong></p> </div> </div> <p>Results of this pilot study suggested that the prevalence of PN was relatively high and those with PN had a declined QOL. We also found symptom severity and symptom distress interfered patient’s QOL in the present study. However, hope is an inner power to support patients with cancer, to overcome their symptom interference, and to advance their QOL. The preliminary findings help researchers to modify the further study design and to confirm the instruments matched the study population.</p>en
dc.subjectPeripheral Neuropathyen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectSymptom Interferenceen
dc.date.available2017-07-26T14:40:32Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-26-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-26T14:40:32Z-
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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