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Conference Paper: Sleeping quality, negative emotions and the awakening cortisol level in female breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment

TitleSleeping quality, negative emotions and the awakening cortisol level in female breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Issue Date2013
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/journal/12160
Citation
The 34th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM 2013), San Francisco, CA., 20-23 March 2013. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2013, v. 45 n. 2 suppl., p. s197, abstract no. C-025 How to Cite?
AbstractSleep disturbance is one of the common side effects experienced by cancer patients during treatment. Poor sleeping quality and sleepiness are not only affecting daily functioning of patients, it affects their immune system. In this study, we examined the sleeping quality of 156 Chinese breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy using the Chinese Pittsburg Sleep-Quality Index (C-PSQI), Participants were recruited from local hospital and community cancer support centers. Psychological distress was measured with Chinese Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Chinese Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). Morning saliva sample at awakening was also collected. Based on C-PSQI result, 65 % met or exceed the standard cut-off score for sleep problems (>5) and 51%reached the higher cut-off score (>=8). Participants with poor sleep quality also reported higher anxious and depressive emotions in the HADS(t=−5.22; p<.001) and higher stress level in PSS (t=−4.395; p<.001).Moreover, he mean awakening cortisol level of participants with better sleep quality is 9.68−6.25 nmol/l, while the participants with poor sleep quality mean awakening cortisol level is 8.57−4.69 nmol/l. Results suggest that poor sleep quality may relate to the psychological stress and negative emotions as well as Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis functioning. Acknowledgement: This study is supported by the Research Grants Council General Research Fund (HKU745110H) and Hong Kong Cancer Fund. We would like to thanks staff in Queen Mary Hospital and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital for their assistance in this project.
DescriptionPoster Session C: C-025
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205123
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.195
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.112

 

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dc.contributor.authorHo, RTHen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, KMen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, PHYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLuk, MYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-20T01:27:34Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-20T01:27:34Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 34th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM 2013), San Francisco, CA., 20-23 March 2013. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2013, v. 45 n. 2 suppl., p. s197, abstract no. C-025en_US
dc.identifier.issn0883-6612-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205123-
dc.descriptionPoster Session C: C-025-
dc.description.abstractSleep disturbance is one of the common side effects experienced by cancer patients during treatment. Poor sleeping quality and sleepiness are not only affecting daily functioning of patients, it affects their immune system. In this study, we examined the sleeping quality of 156 Chinese breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy using the Chinese Pittsburg Sleep-Quality Index (C-PSQI), Participants were recruited from local hospital and community cancer support centers. Psychological distress was measured with Chinese Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Chinese Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). Morning saliva sample at awakening was also collected. Based on C-PSQI result, 65 % met or exceed the standard cut-off score for sleep problems (>5) and 51%reached the higher cut-off score (>=8). Participants with poor sleep quality also reported higher anxious and depressive emotions in the HADS(t=−5.22; p<.001) and higher stress level in PSS (t=−4.395; p<.001).Moreover, he mean awakening cortisol level of participants with better sleep quality is 9.68−6.25 nmol/l, while the participants with poor sleep quality mean awakening cortisol level is 8.57−4.69 nmol/l. Results suggest that poor sleep quality may relate to the psychological stress and negative emotions as well as Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis functioning. Acknowledgement: This study is supported by the Research Grants Council General Research Fund (HKU745110H) and Hong Kong Cancer Fund. We would like to thanks staff in Queen Mary Hospital and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital for their assistance in this project.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/journal/12160-
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals of Behavioral Medicineen_US
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectMedical sciences-
dc.titleSleeping quality, negative emotions and the awakening cortisol level in female breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatmenten_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, RTH: tinho@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, KM: 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.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume45en_US
dc.identifier.issue2 suppl.en_US
dc.identifier.spages197en_US
dc.identifier.epages197en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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