Relationship of life-change, spiritual perspective and perceived well-being to hope in adults with recurrent cancer

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277282
Title:
Relationship of life-change, spiritual perspective and perceived well-being to hope in adults with recurrent cancer
Author:
Kurtin, Sandra Elaine, 1958-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purposes of this study were to describe the relationship of life-change, spiritual perspective and perceived well-being to hope in 24 adults with recurrent cancer, and to describe the personal meaning of cancer recurrence in the same population. A significant relationship between hope and spiritual perspective was identified (r =.39, p =.03). No significant relationship was identified between hope and life-change or perceived well-being, although life-change was inversely related to perceived well-being (r =.39, p =.01). Subjects were moderately hopeful despite their knowledge of a potentially limited life span. The experience of cancer recurrence was described as unique requiring cognitive adaptation to assimilate the changes imposed by the diagnosis and treatment. Implications for nursing practice and further research were identified.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Longman, Alice J.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleRelationship of life-change, spiritual perspective and perceived well-being to hope in adults with recurrent canceren_US
dc.creatorKurtin, Sandra Elaine, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKurtin, Sandra Elaine, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purposes of this study were to describe the relationship of life-change, spiritual perspective and perceived well-being to hope in 24 adults with recurrent cancer, and to describe the personal meaning of cancer recurrence in the same population. A significant relationship between hope and spiritual perspective was identified (r =.39, p =.03). No significant relationship was identified between hope and life-change or perceived well-being, although life-change was inversely related to perceived well-being (r =.39, p =.01). Subjects were moderately hopeful despite their knowledge of a potentially limited life span. The experience of cancer recurrence was described as unique requiring cognitive adaptation to assimilate the changes imposed by the diagnosis and treatment. Implications for nursing practice and further research were identified.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLongman, Alice J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1340259en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26239528en_US
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