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The perceived care needs of breast cancer patients in Korea

Authors
 Sook Yeon Hwang  ;  Byeong-Woo Park 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.47(4) : 524-533, 2006 
Journal Title
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2006
MeSH
Adult ; Aged ; Aged, 80 and over ; Attitude to Health ; Breast Neoplasms/diagnosis ; Breast Neoplasms/pathology ; Breast Neoplasms/psychology* ; Female ; Health Services Accessibility ; Health Services Needs and Demand ; Humans ; Korea ; Middle Aged ; Multivariate Analysis ; Needs Assessment ; Perception ; Social Support*
Keywords
Breast cancer patients ; supportive care ; needs ; predictors ; psychosocial morbidity
Abstract
By analyzing the data of 459 patients who completed the Supportive Care Needs Survey (SCNS), the prevalence, medical and non-medical predictors of unmet needs were investigated. Breast cancer patients in Korea experienced high levels of unmet needs across the needs domains, particularly in the health system and information domain (56.9%). Various medical and non-medical variables were identified as significant predictors of unmet needs in each domain. By multivariate analyses, several predictors were identified across the domains including; less education (≤ 9 years) in the psychologic, chemotherapy, short post-surgical interval, and less education in the physical and daily living, younger age (< 50 years) in the sexuality, larger tumor size (> 2 cm) and younger age in the health system and information, and more education (≥ 13 years) in the care and support domain. The results of this study suggest medical professional should consider the complexity and dynamics of meeting patients' needs in providing supportive care services.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2006.47.4.524
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Surgery (외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Byeong Woo(박병우) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1353-2607
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/110121
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