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Health-Related Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors in Prostate Cancer Patients Who Receive Androgen Deprivation Therapy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Presently, few studies have examined the impact of positive thinking on the HRQoL of prostate cancer patients who receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

OBJECTIVES

We explored the factors that affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL), particularly positive thinking, of prostate cancer patients who receive ADT.

METHODS

A cross-sectional design was used. A total of 132 prostate cancer patients, drawn from outpatient clinics of 2 medical centers, who were receiving ADT were included. Structured questionnaires, including a basic information sheet, the Positive Thinking Scale, Social Support Scale, and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Prostate (FACT-P), were used for data collection. Statistical analysis was performed by using independent-sample t tests, one-way analysis of variance, Pearson correlation, and multiple regression.

RESULTS

Prostate cancer patients who were receiving ADT were more likely to engage in positive thinking, which was correlated with better social/family well-being, emotional well-being, functional well-being, prostate cancer concern, and a higher score on the FACT-P. Improved self-reported health status was correlated better with all subdimensions of HRQoL and better scores on the FACT-P. Greater social support was correlated with high social/family well-being.

CONCLUSIONS

Positive thinking, self-reported health status, and social support are important associated factors of HRQoL in prostate cancer patients who receive ADT.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE

Oncology nurses can improve HRQoL by improving positive thinking, self-reported health status, and social support of prostate cancer patients who receive ADT.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Author Affiliations: College of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei (Dr Chien); Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou (Drs Chuang, Pang, and Chang); Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Keelung (Drs Liu and Wu); and College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan (Drs Chuang, Wu, Pang, and Chang), Taiwan, Republic of China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31743152

Citation

Chien, Ching-Hui, et al. "Health-Related Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors in Prostate Cancer Patients Who Receive Androgen Deprivation Therapy." Cancer Nursing, 2019.
Chien CH, Chuang CK, Liu KL, et al. Health-Related Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors in Prostate Cancer Patients Who Receive Androgen Deprivation Therapy. Cancer Nurs. 2019.
Chien, C. H., Chuang, C. K., Liu, K. L., Wu, C. T., Pang, S. T., & Chang, Y. H. (2019). Health-Related Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors in Prostate Cancer Patients Who Receive Androgen Deprivation Therapy. Cancer Nursing, doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000752.
Chien CH, et al. Health-Related Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors in Prostate Cancer Patients Who Receive Androgen Deprivation Therapy. Cancer Nurs. 2019 Oct 18; PubMed PMID: 31743152.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Health-Related Quality of Life and Its Associated Factors in Prostate Cancer Patients Who Receive Androgen Deprivation Therapy. AU - Chien,Ching-Hui, AU - Chuang,Cheng-Keng, AU - Liu,Kuan-Lin, AU - Wu,Chun-Te, AU - Pang,See-Tong, AU - Chang,Ying-Hsu, Y1 - 2019/10/18/ PY - 2019/11/20/entrez PY - 2019/11/20/pubmed PY - 2019/11/20/medline JF - Cancer nursing JO - Cancer Nurs N2 - BACKGROUND: Presently, few studies have examined the impact of positive thinking on the HRQoL of prostate cancer patients who receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). OBJECTIVES: We explored the factors that affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL), particularly positive thinking, of prostate cancer patients who receive ADT. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used. A total of 132 prostate cancer patients, drawn from outpatient clinics of 2 medical centers, who were receiving ADT were included. Structured questionnaires, including a basic information sheet, the Positive Thinking Scale, Social Support Scale, and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Prostate (FACT-P), were used for data collection. Statistical analysis was performed by using independent-sample t tests, one-way analysis of variance, Pearson correlation, and multiple regression. RESULTS: Prostate cancer patients who were receiving ADT were more likely to engage in positive thinking, which was correlated with better social/family well-being, emotional well-being, functional well-being, prostate cancer concern, and a higher score on the FACT-P. Improved self-reported health status was correlated better with all subdimensions of HRQoL and better scores on the FACT-P. Greater social support was correlated with high social/family well-being. CONCLUSIONS: Positive thinking, self-reported health status, and social support are important associated factors of HRQoL in prostate cancer patients who receive ADT. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Oncology nurses can improve HRQoL by improving positive thinking, self-reported health status, and social support of prostate cancer patients who receive ADT. SN - 1538-9804 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31743152/Health-Related_Quality_of_Life_and_Its_Associated_Factors_in_Prostate_Cancer_Patients_Who_Receive_Androgen_Deprivation_Therapy L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0000000000000752 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -