Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2019, Page: 223-226
Preoperative and Postoperative Hope Level of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Gastric Cancer
Wang Lingyan, Department of Nursing Administration, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, China
Shen Fang, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, China
Wu Xiaodan, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, China
Received: May 30, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 25, 2019;       Published: Aug. 16, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajns.20190805.13      View  115      Downloads  22
Abstract
Background: Hope is an essential factor to consider when caring for patients with cancer, It is a key component of coping with adversity and important for patient well-being. Treatment can relieve a patient's symptoms or cure the disease. It may also increase the patient's level of hope. Objective: This study aimed to explore the preoperative and postoperative hope level of patients with newly diagnosed gastric cancer, and identify how it changes over time. Methods: The study sample included 162 patients who diagnosed with gastric cancer in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. The study was conducted between January 2018 to July 2018. Herth Hope Index was used to assess hope level of patients before surgery, one month and six months after surgery. Results: The score of hope level of the patients before surgery, one month and six months after surgery was (34.20±3.75), (37.78±4.10) and (39.16±4.73) respectively. It was found that the score was gradually increasing (P<0.01). In particular, the dimensions of temporality and future (T) and interconnectedness (I) escalated obviously (P<0.01). Conclusions: This study indicates that the hope level of newly diagnosed gastric cancer patients was gradually improved after surgery. The finding remind us that we can take targeted measures to improve preoperative hope level of gastric cancer patients.
Keywords
Gastric Cancer, Hope Level, Longitudinal Study, Preoperative, Postoperative
To cite this article
Wang Lingyan, Shen Fang, Wu Xiaodan, Preoperative and Postoperative Hope Level of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Gastric Cancer, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2019, pp. 223-226. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20190805.13
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Reference
[1]
Zhang W Q, Zhang S W, et al. A report of cancer incidence and mortality from 38 cancer registries in China, 2007 [J]. China Cancer, 2011 (3), 162-169.
[2]
Zhang W Q, Zhang S W, et al. Report of cancer incidence and mortality in China, 2009 [J]. China Cancer, 2013, 22 (01), 2-12.
[3]
Chen W, Zheng R, et al. Cancer Statistics in China, 2015. CA Cancer J Clin, 2016, 66 (2), 115–132.
[4]
Wu X D, Zhang M F, et al. Symptoms and influencing factors in patients undergoing chemotherapy after radical esophagectomy [J]. Chinese Journal of Nursing, 2013, 48 (11), 995-999.
[5]
Zhang M F, Zheng M C, Liu W Y, et al. The influence of demographics, psychological factors and self-efficacy on symptom distress in colorectal cancer patients undergoing post-surgical adjuvant chemotherapy [J]. Eur J Oncol Nurs, 2015, 19 (1), 89-96.
[6]
Vellone E, Rega M L, Galletti C, et al. Hope and related variables in Italian cancer patients [J]. Cancer Nurs, 2006, 29 (5), 356-366.
[7]
Cutcliffe J. Critically ill patients' perspectives of hope [J]. Br J Nurs, 1996, 5 (11), 674, 687-690.
[8]
Zhao H P, Wang J. Social support and hope of Hemodialysis Patients [J]. Chinese Journal of Nursing, 2000, 35 (5), 306-308.
[9]
Herth K. Development and refinement of an instrument to measure hope [J]. Sch Inq Nurs Pract, 1991, 5 (1), 39-51, 53-56.
[10]
Wang Y H. Study on feasibility of Chinese version of the Herth hope index for cancer patients [J]. Chinese Nursing Research, 2010, 24 (1), 20-21.
[11]
Zhao C P, Fang J Q, et al. The relationship among hope level, personality, anxiety and depression in patients with gastric cancer [J]. Clin J Nurs, 2012, 47 (01), 65-67.
[12]
Li Y M, Ma J W, Xue S O, et al. Investigation and analysis of the hope level of patients with esophageal cancer in a hospital [J]. General nursing, 2019, 17 (11), 1396-1397.
[13]
Wu J J. The relevance between quality of life, level of hope and coping style of inpatients with colorectal cancer [D]. Henan University, 2011.
[14]
Liang S, Chen Y Y, Xu X H, et al. A study on the correlation between quality of life and coping style and social support in patients with head and neck tumors [J]. Journal of nursing, 2017, 24 (10), 62-66.
[15]
Xie Y M. Study on the relationship between hope level and cancer-related fatigue and negative emotions in breast cancer patients [J]. International journal of nursing, 2016, 35 (6), 817-819.
[16]
Wu X D, Zhang M F, et al. Correlationships between symptom distress, anxiety and depression in esophageal cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy after radical esophagectomy [J]. J of Nurs Sci, 2013, 28 (6), 72-75.
Browse journals by subject