Symptom distress changes during first postoperative month in newly diagnosed Taiwanese breast cancer patients: A longitudinal study

Shu-Yi Wang, Ching Wen Lee, Yue Cune Chang, Chia Chin Lin

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摘要

The purpose of this longitudinal study was to explore changes in symptom distress in newly diagnosed Taiwanese breast cancer patients during the initial 4-week postoperative period. The research instruments, including a demographic questionnaire and the Symptom Distress Scale, were used to obtain data on postoperative day 2 and at weeks 2, 3, and 4. In total, 39 patients with a mean age of 48 years participated in this study. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t tests, one-way ANOVA, and repeated-measures ANOVA. Results revealed that the level of symptom distress significantly decreased from postoperative day 2 to week 4. Loss of appetite and a poor outlook increased; nausea frequency, fatigue, and insomnia decreased then increased; and frequency and the level of pain, coughing, tightness/tenderness in the chest wall, weakness, and numbness in the arm of the operative side all decreased over the 4-week study period. Age, stage of disease, and type of surgery were all related to symptom distress. Results of this study may provide reassurances about what can be expected after breast cancer surgery.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)263-269
頁數7
期刊Cancer Nursing
28
發行號4
出版狀態已發佈 - 七月 2005

指紋

Longitudinal Studies
Analysis of Variance
Breast Neoplasms
Hypesthesia
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Thoracic Wall
Appetite
Postoperative Period
Nausea
Fatigue
Arm
Demography
Pain
Research
Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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Symptom distress changes during first postoperative month in newly diagnosed Taiwanese breast cancer patients : A longitudinal study. / Wang, Shu-Yi; Lee, Ching Wen; Chang, Yue Cune; Lin, Chia Chin.

於: Cancer Nursing, 卷 28, 編號 4, 07.2005, p. 263-269.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

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