ID 111093
Author
Sasai, Tomoko Tokushima University
Keywords
Advanced Lung Cancer
Uncertainty
Emotions
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Purpose :We investigated the relationship between uncertainty and emotions in advanced lung cancer patients after initial therapy.Methods : Fourteen advanced lung cancer patients participated in this study. A survey was conducted using the Universal Uncertainty in Illness Scale (UUIS) and the Profile of Mood States- Brief Form (POMS-Brief Form), Japanese Version. Results : The total UUIS score of each participant ranged from 42 to 109, with a mean±SD of 70.7±20.9. The T-scores for the 6 factors of the POMS-Brief Formwere 50.2±11.9 (mean SD) for tension-anxiety (T-A) ; 49.6±12.2 for depression-dejection (D) ; 40.4±4.9 for anger-hostility (AH) ; 41.8±9.3 for vigor (V) ; 44.2±5.8 for fatigue (F) ; and 52.7±15.2 for confusion (C). In terms of the correlation between the total UUIS score and the respective T-scores of the six POMS-Brief Form factors, a strong correlation was seen between total UUIS score and D (r=0.735, p=0.003). A substantial correlation was also seen between total UUIS score and T-A (r=0.694, p=0.006). Conclusions : In advanced lung cancer patients after initial therapy, uncertainty had an effect on emotions.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
64
Issue
1-2
Start Page
96
End Page
100
Sort Key
96
Published Date
2017-02
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences