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Conference Paper: Factors considered by Chinese women when deciding on breast cancer treatment

TitleFactors considered by Chinese women when deciding on breast cancer treatment
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.wiley.com/0020-7136/
Citation
The 18th UICC International Cancer Conference, Oslo, Norway, 30 June–5 July 2002. In International Journal of Cancer, 2002, v. 100 n. S13, p. 106-107 Abstract no. O 116 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To explore factors Chinese women considered whendeciding surgical treatment for breast cancer (BC).Method: One hundred and nine Chinese women diagnosed withBC within the past two years were randomly recruited from two regional hospitals. Factors influencing treatment decision-making(TDM) were assessed by a questionnaire developed from an earlierliterature review and qualitative study. Women were asked to ratethe importance of the following five aspects in TDM: concernabout treatment outcome (TC); treatment efficacy (TE); informa-tion seeking (IS); avoiding adjuvant therapy (AA), and; perceptionof doctor’s recommendation (DR).Results: Participants (mean age 48.7 years, SD10.4) gavehighest importance ratings to factors related to DR (13.6, SD1.8,3-15 (88th%ile)), TE (mean score 16.5, SD5.9, 5-20 (77th%ile)),and IS (19.2, SD4.0, 5-25 (76th%ile)). The factors taken intoaccount in TDM by these women did not vary by type of surgerysubsequently chosen. Age correlated negatively with the impor-tance placed on TC (r-38, p.00) and IS (r-.31, p.00).Unmarried women placed greater importance on TC (F5.74,df3, p.001) compared to married, divorced, or widowedwomen. Women with higher education gave greater importanceratings to TC (t-2.86, p.005) and SI (t-3.92, p.000) com-pared to those with lower educational achievement. Stepwise re-gression revealed that younger age (Beta-.31, p.001) and beingsingle (Beta.25, p.007) were more likely to be associated withgreater TC importance, while higher education (Beta.39, p.00)was more likely be associated with greater IS ratings.Conclusion: Women perceive TF, IS, and DR as important inTDM. Younger and unmarried women tend to give more thoughtto TC, as it concerns appearance and sexuality, while women withhigher education are more likely to consider IS as important inTDM. This study provides an empirical basis to guide develop-ment of more focussed TDM interventions.
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dc.contributor.authorLam, WWTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, LWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMui, LSNen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:18:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:18:42Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 18th UICC International Cancer Conference, Oslo, Norway, 30 June–5 July 2002. In International Journal of Cancer, 2002, v. 100 n. S13, p. 106-107 Abstract no. O 116en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0020-7136en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86574-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To explore factors Chinese women considered whendeciding surgical treatment for breast cancer (BC).Method: One hundred and nine Chinese women diagnosed withBC within the past two years were randomly recruited from two regional hospitals. Factors influencing treatment decision-making(TDM) were assessed by a questionnaire developed from an earlierliterature review and qualitative study. Women were asked to ratethe importance of the following five aspects in TDM: concernabout treatment outcome (TC); treatment efficacy (TE); informa-tion seeking (IS); avoiding adjuvant therapy (AA), and; perceptionof doctor’s recommendation (DR).Results: Participants (mean age 48.7 years, SD10.4) gavehighest importance ratings to factors related to DR (13.6, SD1.8,3-15 (88th%ile)), TE (mean score 16.5, SD5.9, 5-20 (77th%ile)),and IS (19.2, SD4.0, 5-25 (76th%ile)). The factors taken intoaccount in TDM by these women did not vary by type of surgerysubsequently chosen. Age correlated negatively with the impor-tance placed on TC (r-38, p.00) and IS (r-.31, p.00).Unmarried women placed greater importance on TC (F5.74,df3, p.001) compared to married, divorced, or widowedwomen. Women with higher education gave greater importanceratings to TC (t-2.86, p.005) and SI (t-3.92, p.000) com-pared to those with lower educational achievement. Stepwise re-gression revealed that younger age (Beta-.31, p.001) and beingsingle (Beta.25, p.007) were more likely to be associated withgreater TC importance, while higher education (Beta.39, p.00)was more likely be associated with greater IS ratings.Conclusion: Women perceive TF, IS, and DR as important inTDM. Younger and unmarried women tend to give more thoughtto TC, as it concerns appearance and sexuality, while women withhigher education are more likely to consider IS as important inTDM. This study provides an empirical basis to guide develop-ment of more focussed TDM interventions.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.wiley.com/0020-7136/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Canceren_HK
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Cancer. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.en_HK
dc.titleFactors considered by Chinese women when deciding on breast cancer treatmenten_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0020-7136&volume=Suppl 13&spage=106&epage=7&date=2002&atitle=Factors+considered+by+Chinese+women+when+deciding+on+breast+cancer+treatmenten_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, WWT: wwtlam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R: fielding@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChow, LWC: lwcchow@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLam, WWT=rp00443en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityFielding, R=rp00339en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ijc.9997-
dc.identifier.hkuros74476en_HK

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