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Symptom experience in Korean adults with lung cancer

Authors
 Eui-Geum Oh 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, Vol.28(2) : 133-139, 2004 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT 
ISSN
 0885-3924 
Issue Date
2004
MeSH
Age Distribution ; Comorbidity ; Educational Status ; Employment ; Female ; Humans ; Korea/epidemiology ; Lung Neoplasms/diagnosis* ; Lung Neoplasms/epidemiology* ; Male ; Marital Status ; Middle Aged ; Pain/epidemiology* ; Patient Care Management/statistics & numerical data* ; Prevalence ; Risk Assessment/methods* ; Risk Factors ; Severity of Illness Index ; Sex Distribution ; Socioeconomic Factors
Keywords
Symptom distress ; lung cancer ; symptom management
Abstract
This study aimed to examine how symptoms vary in relation to demographic characteristics (age and sex), stage of disease, histology of lung cancer, and treatment type in Korean adults with lung cancer. Symptoms were measured with the Symptom Distress Scale. A total 106 patients with a mean age of 60.9 (SD = 10.38) years participated. The results indicated that 1) overall symptom distress was more severe (mean 32.74, SD 10.75) compared to the studies reported in Western countries, and 2) among the variables, only the stage of lung cancer showed a significant relationship with total symptom distress (P < 0.05). In analyses of the individual symptoms, bowel-related symptoms showed significant relationships with sex, age, and type of treatment. The results highlight the importance of symptom management as well as the need to tailor clinical interventions according to related factors in order to maximize effective symptom management in Korean patients with lung cancer.
Full Text
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0885392404001897
DOI
10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2003.11.012
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Oh, Eui Geum(오의금) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6941-0708
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/111668
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