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Article: The impact of cancer on children's physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being

TitleThe impact of cancer on children's physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being
Authors
KeywordsCancer
Children
Emotional
Nursing
Physical
Psychosocial
Issue Date2010
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cancernursingonline.com
Citation
Cancer Nursing, 2010, v. 33 n. 1, p. 47-54 How to Cite?
AbstractThe diagnosis and treatment of cancer are a stressful and threatening experience, which can be emotionally devastating to children. Despite the improved prognosis, the course of cancer treatment has tremendous impact on children. This article aims to examine the impact of cancer on physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being of Hong Kong Chinese children, an area of research that has been underrepresented in the literature. Ninety-eight Hong Kong Chinese children aged 7 to 15 years, admitted for treatment of cancer in 2 pediatric oncology units of 2 different hospitals, were invited to participate in the study. Findings from this study indicated that the children scored considerably high state anxiety on admission, and more than half of the participants presented some depressive symptoms during their stay in the hospital. Moreover, semistructured interviews indicated that nearly all children expressed different degrees of sadness and worry. The findings suggested that there is a room for improvement in existing nursing intervention regarding preparing children for hospitalization and treatment of cancer. There is an imperative need for nurses to evaluate appropriate nursing interventions that can help children resume their normal growth and development, in particular, to help them ease the physical, emotional, and psychological burden of life-threatening disease. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88243
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.017
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.034
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dc.contributor.authorLi, HCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, OKJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChiu, SYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:40:46Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:40:46Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCancer Nursing, 2010, v. 33 n. 1, p. 47-54en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0162-220Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88243-
dc.description.abstractThe diagnosis and treatment of cancer are a stressful and threatening experience, which can be emotionally devastating to children. Despite the improved prognosis, the course of cancer treatment has tremendous impact on children. This article aims to examine the impact of cancer on physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being of Hong Kong Chinese children, an area of research that has been underrepresented in the literature. Ninety-eight Hong Kong Chinese children aged 7 to 15 years, admitted for treatment of cancer in 2 pediatric oncology units of 2 different hospitals, were invited to participate in the study. Findings from this study indicated that the children scored considerably high state anxiety on admission, and more than half of the participants presented some depressive symptoms during their stay in the hospital. Moreover, semistructured interviews indicated that nearly all children expressed different degrees of sadness and worry. The findings suggested that there is a room for improvement in existing nursing intervention regarding preparing children for hospitalization and treatment of cancer. There is an imperative need for nurses to evaluate appropriate nursing interventions that can help children resume their normal growth and development, in particular, to help them ease the physical, emotional, and psychological burden of life-threatening disease. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cancernursingonline.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCancer Nursingen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectCanceren_HK
dc.subjectChildrenen_HK
dc.subjectEmotionalen_HK
dc.subjectNursingen_HK
dc.subjectPhysicalen_HK
dc.subjectPsychosocialen_HK
dc.titleThe impact of cancer on children's physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-beingen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLi, HCW: william3@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChung, OKJ: joychung@hku.hken_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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