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Article: The mediating role of optimism on post-radiation quality of life in nasopharyngeal carcinoma

TitleThe mediating role of optimism on post-radiation quality of life in nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Authors
KeywordsEating ability
Mediation
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Optimism
Quality of life
Issue Date2003
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343
Citation
Quality Of Life Research, 2003, v. 12 n. 1, p. 41-51 How to Cite?
AbstractNasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is prevalent in southern China. In non-welfare countries, eating difficulties after radiotherapy may hinder NPC patients' short-term quality of life (QoL) especially regarding work and finance. This study explored the positive mediating role of optimism on the relationship between eating ability and QoL of Chinese NPC patients who received radiotherapy in Hong Kong. A sample of 211 newly referred patients were recruited and followed-up face-to-face or by telephone at four (post-radiation 1) (FU 1) and eight (post-radiation 2) (FU 2) months from baseline. QoL was measured by the FACT-G (Chinese). Optimism and eating ability were measured by two 11-point self-rated items. Mediating effects were tested with a series of multiple regression models. After adjustment for pre-radiation QoL, socio-economic status and cancer stage, optimism significantly mediated the relationship between eating ability at FU 1 and overall QoL at FU 2, in particular physical and social/family well-being. This study is the first to underpin the mediating role of optimism on QoL of NPC patients. Faced with aversive side-effects of radiotherapy, facilitating positive thinking in Chinese NPC patients may accelerate their short-term post-radiation adjustment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86469
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.429
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.158
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dc.contributor.authorYu, CLMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:17:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:17:26Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationQuality Of Life Research, 2003, v. 12 n. 1, p. 41-51en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0962-9343en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86469-
dc.description.abstractNasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is prevalent in southern China. In non-welfare countries, eating difficulties after radiotherapy may hinder NPC patients' short-term quality of life (QoL) especially regarding work and finance. This study explored the positive mediating role of optimism on the relationship between eating ability and QoL of Chinese NPC patients who received radiotherapy in Hong Kong. A sample of 211 newly referred patients were recruited and followed-up face-to-face or by telephone at four (post-radiation 1) (FU 1) and eight (post-radiation 2) (FU 2) months from baseline. QoL was measured by the FACT-G (Chinese). Optimism and eating ability were measured by two 11-point self-rated items. Mediating effects were tested with a series of multiple regression models. After adjustment for pre-radiation QoL, socio-economic status and cancer stage, optimism significantly mediated the relationship between eating ability at FU 1 and overall QoL at FU 2, in particular physical and social/family well-being. This study is the first to underpin the mediating role of optimism on QoL of NPC patients. Faced with aversive side-effects of radiotherapy, facilitating positive thinking in Chinese NPC patients may accelerate their short-term post-radiation adjustment.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofQuality of Life Researchen_HK
dc.subjectEating abilityen_HK
dc.subjectMediationen_HK
dc.subjectNasopharyngeal carcinomaen_HK
dc.subjectOptimismen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen_HK
dc.subject.meshEatingen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topicen_HK
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshNasopharyngeal Neoplasms - physiopathology - psychology - radiotherapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen_HK
dc.subject.meshSocial Classen_HK
dc.titleThe mediating role of optimism on post-radiation quality of life in nasopharyngeal carcinomaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0962-9343&volume=12&spage=41&epage=51&date=2003&atitle=The+mediating+role+of+optimism+on+post-radiation+quality+of+life+in+nasopharyngeal+carcinomaen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R: fielding@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1022024827171en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid12625517-
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dc.identifier.volume12en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage41en_HK
dc.identifier.epage51en_HK
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
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