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Conference Paper: Chinese breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy: role of fatigue and its influences on their quality of life

TitleChinese breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy: role of fatigue and its influences on their quality of life
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Issue Date2012
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1743-7563/issues
Citation
The 39th COSA Annual Scientific Meeting and 14th IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Brisbane, Australia, 13–15 November 2012. In Asian-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2012, v. 8 suppl. S3, p. 224, abstract no. 414 How to Cite?
AbstractAIMS: Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers around the world. Chinese breast cancer patients usually experience a cluster of overlapping physical and psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression, stress and pain. Cancer-related fatigue feeling is often confused with tiredness, and always being underestimated its severity. The present study aimed at exploring the level of fatigue among Chinese breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment. METHODS: 78 Chinese breast cancer participants who are going to start the radiotherapy treatment had been recruited from two Hong Kong local hospitals and three cancer support organizations. Participants also invited to complete a set of questionnaire on their fatigue level, perceived stress, pain, anxious and depressive mood and quality of life before undergoing the radiotherapy treatment. RESULTS: Participants reported high severity of fatigue level were positively associated with pain severity (p < 0.01), pain interference (p < 0.01), higher anxiety level (p < 0.05), higher depressive mood (p < 0.01) and higher perceived stress (p < 0.05) than those experienced low fatigue severity level. In participants who experienced low severity level were more likely to experience the positive physical well-being (p < 0.01), emotional well-being and functional well-being than high fatigue level participants. Regression analysis showed that age of participants is a possible predictor to their fatigue level (r = 0.237). Younger participants (aged below 50) were experiencing higher fatigue severity level than participants age beyond 50 (p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Research finding suggests that cancer-related fatigue relates to different physical and psychological dimensions of patients. Better management of fatigue would be helpful on reducing other distressing symptoms among Chinese breast cancer patients.
DescriptionConference Theme: Impact Through Translation: Cancer Research
This journal suppl. is Special Issue: Abstracts of the Joint Meeting of the COSA 39th Annual Scientific Meeting and IPOS 14th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology ... 2012
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Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/181148
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dc.contributor.authorHo, RTHen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, IKMen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_US
dc.contributor.authorLuk, MY-
dc.contributor.authorHo, PHY-
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-19T11:38:07Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-19T11:38:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 39th COSA Annual Scientific Meeting and 14th IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Brisbane, Australia, 13–15 November 2012. In Asian-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2012, v. 8 suppl. S3, p. 224, abstract no. 414en_US
dc.identifier.issn1743-7563 (Online)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/181148-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Impact Through Translation: Cancer Research-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. is Special Issue: Abstracts of the Joint Meeting of the COSA 39th Annual Scientific Meeting and IPOS 14th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology ... 2012-
dc.descriptionPoster abstracts-
dc.description.abstractAIMS: Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers around the world. Chinese breast cancer patients usually experience a cluster of overlapping physical and psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression, stress and pain. Cancer-related fatigue feeling is often confused with tiredness, and always being underestimated its severity. The present study aimed at exploring the level of fatigue among Chinese breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment. METHODS: 78 Chinese breast cancer participants who are going to start the radiotherapy treatment had been recruited from two Hong Kong local hospitals and three cancer support organizations. Participants also invited to complete a set of questionnaire on their fatigue level, perceived stress, pain, anxious and depressive mood and quality of life before undergoing the radiotherapy treatment. RESULTS: Participants reported high severity of fatigue level were positively associated with pain severity (p < 0.01), pain interference (p < 0.01), higher anxiety level (p < 0.05), higher depressive mood (p < 0.01) and higher perceived stress (p < 0.05) than those experienced low fatigue severity level. In participants who experienced low severity level were more likely to experience the positive physical well-being (p < 0.01), emotional well-being and functional well-being than high fatigue level participants. Regression analysis showed that age of participants is a possible predictor to their fatigue level (r = 0.237). Younger participants (aged below 50) were experiencing higher fatigue severity level than participants age beyond 50 (p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Research finding suggests that cancer-related fatigue relates to different physical and psychological dimensions of patients. Better management of fatigue would be helpful on reducing other distressing symptoms among Chinese breast cancer patients.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1743-7563/issues-
dc.relation.ispartofAsian-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncologyen_US
dc.rightsAsian-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc..-
dc.titleChinese breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy: role of fatigue and its influences on their quality of lifeen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, RTH: tinho@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, IKM: irenech@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLuk, MY: myluk@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHo, RTH=rp00497en_US
dc.identifier.authorityChan, CLW=rp00579en_US
dc.identifier.authorityYip, PSF=rp00596en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ajco.12030-
dc.identifier.hkuros212569en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros213229-
dc.identifier.volume8-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. S3-
dc.identifier.spage224-
dc.identifier.epage224-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000310544400022-

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