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Article: A descriptive study of the psychosocial well-being and quality of life of childhood cancer survivors in Hong Kong

TitleA descriptive study of the psychosocial well-being and quality of life of childhood cancer survivors in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAdolescent
Anxiety
Bone marrow transplantation
Brain tumor
Cancer chemotherapy
Issue Date2012
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cancernursingonline.com
Citation
Cancer Nursing, 2012, v. 35 n. 6, p. 447-455 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: : Research indicates that increased survival rates are accompanied by an increase in associated psychosocial problems. Whereas much of the attention has focused on the physiological care of childhood cancer survivors, the consequences of cancer and its treatments on psychosocial well-being and quality of life remain relatively underexplored. OBJECTIVE: : The aim of this study was to describe the psychosocial well-being and quality of life of Hong Kong Chinese childhood cancer survivors. METHODS: : A cross-sectional study was used. A total of 137 childhood cancer survivors (9- to 16-year olds) who underwent medical follow-up in the outpatient clinic were invited to participate in the study. RESULTS: : A significant number of childhood cancer survivors had low self-esteem and experienced high levels of depression. The study also indicated that greater symptoms of depression in childhood cancer survivors were associated with higher state anxiety, lower self-esteem, and poor quality of life. CONCLUSIONS: : Cancer and its treatments can have adverse effects on the psychosocial well-being and quality of life of survivors. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: : It is essential for nurses to develop and evaluate interventions with the aim of promoting psychosocial well-being and quality of life for childhood cancer survivors. Knowing the self-esteem and coping behavior of survivors can help design appropriate and effective psychosocial interventions to promote their psychosocial well-being.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/165475
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.017
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.034
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dc.contributor.authorLi, HCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, OKJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, KYEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChiu, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLopez, Ven_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:18:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:18:55Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCancer Nursing, 2012, v. 35 n. 6, p. 447-455en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0162-220Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/165475-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: : Research indicates that increased survival rates are accompanied by an increase in associated psychosocial problems. Whereas much of the attention has focused on the physiological care of childhood cancer survivors, the consequences of cancer and its treatments on psychosocial well-being and quality of life remain relatively underexplored. OBJECTIVE: : The aim of this study was to describe the psychosocial well-being and quality of life of Hong Kong Chinese childhood cancer survivors. METHODS: : A cross-sectional study was used. A total of 137 childhood cancer survivors (9- to 16-year olds) who underwent medical follow-up in the outpatient clinic were invited to participate in the study. RESULTS: : A significant number of childhood cancer survivors had low self-esteem and experienced high levels of depression. The study also indicated that greater symptoms of depression in childhood cancer survivors were associated with higher state anxiety, lower self-esteem, and poor quality of life. CONCLUSIONS: : Cancer and its treatments can have adverse effects on the psychosocial well-being and quality of life of survivors. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: : It is essential for nurses to develop and evaluate interventions with the aim of promoting psychosocial well-being and quality of life for childhood cancer survivors. Knowing the self-esteem and coping behavior of survivors can help design appropriate and effective psychosocial interventions to promote their psychosocial well-being.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cancernursingonline.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCancer Nursingen_HK
dc.subjectAdolescenten_HK
dc.subjectAnxietyen_HK
dc.subjectBone marrow transplantationen_HK
dc.subjectBrain tumoren_HK
dc.subjectCancer chemotherapyen_HK
dc.titleA descriptive study of the psychosocial well-being and quality of life of childhood cancer survivors in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLi, HCW: william3@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChung, OKJ: joychung@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1097/NCC.0b013e31823fcb53en_HK
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