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    標題: Protective Factors of Demoralization among Cancer Patients in Taiwan: An Age-matched and Gender-matched Study
    作者: Li, Yu-Chi
    Ho, Chung-Han
    Wang, Hsiu-Hung
    貢獻者: Chi Mei Med Ctr, Dept Nursing
    Kaohsiung Med Univ, Coll Nursing
    Chi Mei Med Ctr, Dept Med Res
    Chia Nan Univ Pharm & Sci, Dept Pharm
    關鍵字: cancer
    odds ratio
    protective factors
    日期: 2017-09
    上傳時間: 2018-11-30 15:49:39 (UTC+8)
    出版者: Elsevier Science Inc
    摘要: Purpose: This study aimed to explore the protective factors of demoralization in cancer patients via investigation of cancer patients' demographic and disease characteristics. Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study. We used a structured questionnaire, which contained items on demographic and disease characteristics, as well as the Demoralization Scale Mandarin Version (DS-MV), with a cutoff of 30 or more indicating high demoralization. Data were analyzed with age-matched and gender-matched conditional logistic regression analysis. For the study, 428 questionnaires were delivered and 411 were recovered. After being age-matched and gender-matched, 182 participants of high demoralization (DS-MV > 30) and low demoralization (DS-MV > 30) were obtained respectively, for a total of 364 participants. Results: Cancer patients' demoralization was significantly related to family support (p = .019), education (p = .049), and monthly income (p = .001). Family support [odds ratio = 0.38; p = .028; 95% confidence interval (0.16, 0.91)] and monthly income [odds ratio = 0.49; p = .009; 95% confidence interval (0.29, 0.84)] were protective factors of demoralization in cancer patients. Conclusion: Early and appropriate demoralization assessment of cancer patients' demographic and disease characteristics is very important in clinical settings. Healthcare providers might regularly monitor demoralization in cancer patients, and develop related nursing care guidelines or treatment for demoralization in cancer patients. The study results can be a reference for healthcare providers who work with cancer patients. (C) 2017 Korean Society of Nursing Science, Published by Elsevier Korea LLC. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.
    關聯: Asian Nursing Research, v.11, n.3, pp.174-179
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