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oncology, evaluation, quality of life, symptoms

Horsman, Susan

Supervisor and department: Olson, Karin Faculty of Nursing

Examining committee member and department: Au, Heather-jane Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine Olson, Karin Faculty of Nursing Ghosh, Sunita Alberta Health Services Clark, Alex Faculty of Nursing

Department: Faculty of Nursing

Specialization:

Date accepted: 2009-08-28T21:29:38Z

Graduation date: 2009-11

Degree: Master of Nursing

Degree level: Master's

Abstract: This study addressed gaps in the literature regarding the lack of information about the degree and extent of the relationships among symptom burden, specific symptoms, and health-related quality of life HRQL. The sample included 89 adults receiving care for colorectal cancer in an outpatient setting. Data for this cross-sectional study were collected over a four month period using the Modified Ambulatory Care Flow Sheet MACFS, the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist- Modified, numerical rating scales for pain and coping, and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Cancer 30. Results showed that the MACFS was reasonably valid and internally consistent and that symptom burden and number of symptoms were significantly abut weakly correlated with HRQL. Specific symptoms most significantly correlated with HRQL were insomnia, fatigue, pain, nausea and vomiting. Findings support the use of the MACFS to assess symptoms and HRQL in the study population.

Language: English

DOI: doi:10.7939-R32X5P

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Autor: Horsman, Susan

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University of Alberta Symptom and Quality of Life Assessment in Ambulatory Oncology: the evaluation of a clinical assessment tool by Susan Elizabeth Anne Horsman A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing Faculty of Nursing ©Susan Elizabeth Anne Horsman Fall 2009 Edmonton, Alberta Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only.
Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the authors prior written permission. Examining Committee Dr.
Kärin Olson, Ph.D., Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta Dr.
Sunita Ghosh, Ph.
D., Alberta Health Services Dr.
Heather-jane Au, M.D., Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta Dr Alex Clark, Ph.
D., Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta Abstract This study addressed gaps in the literature regarding the lack of information about the degree and extent of the relationships among symptom burden, specific symptoms, and health-related quality of life (HRQL).
The sample included 89 adults receiving care for colorectal cancer in an outpatient setting.
Data for this cross-sectional study were collected over a four month period using the Modified Ambulatory Care Flow Sheet (MACFS), the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist- Modified, numerical rating scales for pain and coping, and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questio...





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