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Conference Paper: Role of religion in Chinese breast cancer patient

TitleRole of religion in Chinese breast cancer patient
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Oncology psychology medical sciences
Psychiatry and neurology
Issue Date2014
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5807
Citation
The 16th World Congress of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS 2014), Lisbon, Portugal, 20-24 October 2014. In Psycho-Oncology, 2014, v. 23 suppl. S3, p. 372-373, abstract P3-0464 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Breast cancer patients faced a lot of physical and psychological challenges during their treatment. Lots of psychosocial intervention groups had been provided to cater their physical needs (fatigue, poor eating appetite), treat mentside-effects (fatigue, poor sleeping quality) and emotional turmoil (anxious, fear and depressive mood). However, less is being address on religious aspect. In this study, the importance of religiosity would be studied among the Chinese breast cancer patients. METHOD: Subjects were 140 cancer patients receiving radiotherapy treatment for their breast cancer. Participants were recruited from two local hospitals and community cancer support organization in Hong Kong. All of them were asked to fill in a set of self-reported questionnaires including a self-rated religiosity question and quality of life scale before their commencement of radiotherapy treatment. RESULTS: Overall, 78participants had no religious background and 62 participants had different religious backgrounds (Catholic, Christian, Buddhism and Traditional Chinese Beliefs). Among religious participants, higher levels of religiosity were positively related with quality of life scale and associated with lower levels of distress. Positive rating on their relation-ship with religion was related to better social well-being (p < 0.05), emotional well-being (p < 0.01), functional well-being (p < 0.05) and better overall quality of life (p < 0.01). The relationship with religion was also influenced the self-perceived stress level (p < 0.5). CONCLUSIONS: Our research found out that the beliefs in religious had positively effect on the social, emotional, functional and over-all quality of life of Chinese breast cancer patients. Moreover, it had influence on the perceived distress level. RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS: Limited research had been done on studying the importance on the role of spirituality or religiosity on cancer patients. This study may reveal the role of religious on Chinese breast cancer patients. And how did their religious beliefs affected their psychosocial well-being and holistic health. CLINICAL IMPLI-CATIONS: Different religion had different religious beliefs and values which are affecting how people live their lives. In our study, it proved that religious beliefs were influencing cancer patients. Although they were having different religious back-grounds, they were also being affected by their spiritual beliefs. Religion was not only affecting their spiritual health, but also their physical and psychological health. Clinician and practitioner should address on the importance and values of religiosity in different psychosocial interventions.
DescriptionPoster abstracts
This free journal suppl. entitled: Special Issue: Abstracts of the IPOS 16th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, 20-24 October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/216460
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dc.contributor.authorHo, RTH-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, IKM-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLW-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CKP-
dc.contributor.authorLo, PHY-
dc.contributor.authorYip, SF-
dc.contributor.authorLuk, MY-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T05:28:14Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-18T05:28:14Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationThe 16th World Congress of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS 2014), Lisbon, Portugal, 20-24 October 2014. In Psycho-Oncology, 2014, v. 23 suppl. S3, p. 372-373, abstract P3-0464-
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/216460-
dc.descriptionPoster abstracts-
dc.descriptionThis free journal suppl. entitled: Special Issue: Abstracts of the IPOS 16th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, 20-24 October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Breast cancer patients faced a lot of physical and psychological challenges during their treatment. Lots of psychosocial intervention groups had been provided to cater their physical needs (fatigue, poor eating appetite), treat mentside-effects (fatigue, poor sleeping quality) and emotional turmoil (anxious, fear and depressive mood). However, less is being address on religious aspect. In this study, the importance of religiosity would be studied among the Chinese breast cancer patients. METHOD: Subjects were 140 cancer patients receiving radiotherapy treatment for their breast cancer. Participants were recruited from two local hospitals and community cancer support organization in Hong Kong. All of them were asked to fill in a set of self-reported questionnaires including a self-rated religiosity question and quality of life scale before their commencement of radiotherapy treatment. RESULTS: Overall, 78participants had no religious background and 62 participants had different religious backgrounds (Catholic, Christian, Buddhism and Traditional Chinese Beliefs). Among religious participants, higher levels of religiosity were positively related with quality of life scale and associated with lower levels of distress. Positive rating on their relation-ship with religion was related to better social well-being (p < 0.05), emotional well-being (p < 0.01), functional well-being (p < 0.05) and better overall quality of life (p < 0.01). The relationship with religion was also influenced the self-perceived stress level (p < 0.5). CONCLUSIONS: Our research found out that the beliefs in religious had positively effect on the social, emotional, functional and over-all quality of life of Chinese breast cancer patients. Moreover, it had influence on the perceived distress level. RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS: Limited research had been done on studying the importance on the role of spirituality or religiosity on cancer patients. This study may reveal the role of religious on Chinese breast cancer patients. And how did their religious beliefs affected their psychosocial well-being and holistic health. CLINICAL IMPLI-CATIONS: Different religion had different religious beliefs and values which are affecting how people live their lives. In our study, it proved that religious beliefs were influencing cancer patients. Although they were having different religious back-grounds, they were also being affected by their spiritual beliefs. Religion was not only affecting their spiritual health, but also their physical and psychological health. Clinician and practitioner should address on the importance and values of religiosity in different psychosocial interventions.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5807-
dc.relation.ispartofPsycho-Oncology-
dc.rightsPsycho-Oncology. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.-
dc.subjectMedical sciences-
dc.subjectOncology psychology medical sciences-
dc.subjectPsychiatry and neurology-
dc.titleRole of religion in Chinese breast cancer patient-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailHo, RTH: tinho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, IKM: irenech@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CKP: kpcchan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYip, SF: sfpyip@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLuk, MY: myluk@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHo, RTH=rp00497-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, CLW=rp00579-
dc.identifier.authorityYip, SF=rp00596-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1099-1611.2014.3697-
dc.identifier.hkuros251376-
dc.identifier.hkuros253697-
dc.identifier.volume23-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. S3-
dc.identifier.spage372, abstract P3-0464-
dc.identifier.epage373-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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