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Article: Factors associated with lower quality of life among patients receiving palliative care

TitleFactors associated with lower quality of life among patients receiving palliative care
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journalofadvancednursing.com/
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Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 2009, v. 65 n. 9, p. 1860-1871 How to Cite?
AbstractTitle. Factors associated with lower quality of life among patients receiving palliative care. Aim. This paper is a report of a study conducted to (1) assess the quality of life (QoL) and physical functioning status of patients diagnosed with advanced cancer and receiving palliative care; (2) determine if there was a statistically significant relationship between their physical functioning and QoL and (3) identify the demographic and disease-related variables related to their QoL. Background. Achieving the best possible QoL is a major goal in palliative care. However, research findings about the relationship between QoL and demographic variables have been inconsistent. Method. Three hundred patients with advanced cancer were recruited from four district hospitals in Hong Kong between February 2005 and July 2006. Their QoL and physical functioning status were assessed by face-to-face interview, using the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire (Hong Kong version) and the Palliative Performance Scale respectively. Results. Participants reported reduced ambulation, inability to perform hobbies or housework, and the need for occasional assistance in self-care (mean: 64·6 out of 100, sd: 19·3, range: 20-100). QoL was fair (mean: 6·2 out of 10, sd: 1·5, range: 0·9-10). There was a weak positive association between physical functioning and QoL scores. Multiple regression analysis showed that patients who were older, female, had ever been married, or had higher physical functioning tended to have better QoL. Conclusion. More could be done in symptom and psychosocial management to improve patients' QoL, in particular for those who are younger, male or single, or who have lower physical functioning. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178301
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.917
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.010
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dc.contributor.authorChui, YYen_US
dc.contributor.authorKuan, HYen_US
dc.contributor.authorFu, ICYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, RKYen_US
dc.contributor.authorSham, MKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, KSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:45:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:45:08Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Advanced Nursing, 2009, v. 65 n. 9, p. 1860-1871en_US
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178301-
dc.description.abstractTitle. Factors associated with lower quality of life among patients receiving palliative care. Aim. This paper is a report of a study conducted to (1) assess the quality of life (QoL) and physical functioning status of patients diagnosed with advanced cancer and receiving palliative care; (2) determine if there was a statistically significant relationship between their physical functioning and QoL and (3) identify the demographic and disease-related variables related to their QoL. Background. Achieving the best possible QoL is a major goal in palliative care. However, research findings about the relationship between QoL and demographic variables have been inconsistent. Method. Three hundred patients with advanced cancer were recruited from four district hospitals in Hong Kong between February 2005 and July 2006. Their QoL and physical functioning status were assessed by face-to-face interview, using the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire (Hong Kong version) and the Palliative Performance Scale respectively. Results. Participants reported reduced ambulation, inability to perform hobbies or housework, and the need for occasional assistance in self-care (mean: 64·6 out of 100, sd: 19·3, range: 20-100). QoL was fair (mean: 6·2 out of 10, sd: 1·5, range: 0·9-10). There was a weak positive association between physical functioning and QoL scores. Multiple regression analysis showed that patients who were older, female, had ever been married, or had higher physical functioning tended to have better QoL. Conclusion. More could be done in symptom and psychosocial management to improve patients' QoL, in particular for those who are younger, male or single, or who have lower physical functioning. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journalofadvancednursing.com/en_US
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterviews As Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshPalliative Care - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshQuality Of Lifeen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshTerminally Ill - Psychology - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_US
dc.titleFactors associated with lower quality of life among patients receiving palliative careen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05051.xen_US
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