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Article: Hope-based intervention for individuals susceptible to colorectal cancer: a pilot study

TitleHope-based intervention for individuals susceptible to colorectal cancer: a pilot study
Authors
KeywordsGenetic testing
Hereditary colorectal cancer
Hope
Psychological intervention
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1389-9600
Citation
Familial Cancer, 2012, v. 11 n. 4, p. 545-551 How to Cite?
AbstractIndividuals undergoing genetic testing for hereditary colorectal cancer (HCRC) are prone to develop psychological problems. This study investigated the short-term efficacy of a hope-based intervention program in increasing hope levels and decreasing psychopathology among HCRC genetic testing recipients. A longitudinal study was carried out on HCRC genetic testing recipients recruited by the Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry. Participants joined a hope-based intervention program consisting of six sessions of weekly closed group therapy. Psychological questionnaires were administered immediately before the first and after the last sessions of the program measuring hope, anxiety and depression levels of the participants. There were 22 participants (7 men and 15 women) at a mean age of 49.4 ± 9.6 years. Women tended to have higher level of anxiety than men at pre-intervention. Paired sample t tests were conducted. Hope levels increased significantly from pre- to post-intervention (pre-total hope score = 5.56; post-total hope score = 6.07; t(1) = -0.281, p < 0.05). Anxiety level also decreased significantly from pre- to post-intervention (pre-anxiety score = 7.38; post-anxiety score = 5.90; t (1) = 2.35, p < 0.05). Our findings imply that hope-based intervention program would be effective in enhancing hope in HCRC genetic testing recipients. The program may also be more effective in alleviating anxiety than depression in these individuals. © 2012 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152881
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.019
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dc.contributor.authorHo, SMyen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, JWcen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPau, BKyen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHui, BPhen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, RSmen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChu, ATwen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-16T09:51:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-16T09:51:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationFamilial Cancer, 2012, v. 11 n. 4, p. 545-551en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1389-9600en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152881-
dc.description.abstractIndividuals undergoing genetic testing for hereditary colorectal cancer (HCRC) are prone to develop psychological problems. This study investigated the short-term efficacy of a hope-based intervention program in increasing hope levels and decreasing psychopathology among HCRC genetic testing recipients. A longitudinal study was carried out on HCRC genetic testing recipients recruited by the Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry. Participants joined a hope-based intervention program consisting of six sessions of weekly closed group therapy. Psychological questionnaires were administered immediately before the first and after the last sessions of the program measuring hope, anxiety and depression levels of the participants. There were 22 participants (7 men and 15 women) at a mean age of 49.4 ± 9.6 years. Women tended to have higher level of anxiety than men at pre-intervention. Paired sample t tests were conducted. Hope levels increased significantly from pre- to post-intervention (pre-total hope score = 5.56; post-total hope score = 6.07; t(1) = -0.281, p < 0.05). Anxiety level also decreased significantly from pre- to post-intervention (pre-anxiety score = 7.38; post-anxiety score = 5.90; t (1) = 2.35, p < 0.05). Our findings imply that hope-based intervention program would be effective in enhancing hope in HCRC genetic testing recipients. The program may also be more effective in alleviating anxiety than depression in these individuals. © 2012 The Author(s).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1389-9600en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofFamilial Canceren_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectGenetic testingen_HK
dc.subjectHereditary colorectal canceren_HK
dc.subjectHopeen_HK
dc.subjectPsychological interventionen_HK
dc.titleHope-based intervention for individuals susceptible to colorectal cancer: a pilot studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, SMy: munyin@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10689-012-9545-3en_HK
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dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3484284-
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dc.identifier.volume11en_US
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChu, ATw=36150389800en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike10864110-

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