Women with family cancer history are at risk for poorer physical quality of life and lower self-efficacy: a longitudinal study among men and women with non-small cell lung cancer

Anna Banik , Ralf Schwarzer , Izabela Pawłowska , Monika Boberska , Roman Cieślak , Aleksandra Łuszczyńska


BACKGROUND: We investigated the determinants of trajectories of physical symptoms related to lung cancer (a quality of life [QOL] aspect) and self-efficacy among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It was hypothesized that gender and family cancer history in first-degree relatives would have synergistic effects on QOL-lung cancer specific symptoms and self-efficacy. Women with family cancer history were expected to be at risk of poorer adjustment. METHODS: Quantitative, longitudinal design was applied. Participants provided their responses at 3-4 days after surgery, 1-month follow-up, and 4-month follow-up. We recruited 102 in-patients (men: 51%) with NSCLC who underwent surgery aimed at removing a lung tumor. Self-report data were collected with QLQ-LC13 and a scale for self-efficacy for managing illness. RESULTS: Mixed-models analysis indicated that trajectories of physical quality of life (symptoms of lung cancer) as well as self-efficacy were unfavorable among women with family cancer history. CONCLUSIONS: Among NSCLC patients, gender and family cancer history may be considered basic screening criteria for identifying groups of patients at risk for poorer physical QOL (higher level of physical symptoms related to lung cancer) and lower incline of self-efficacy after cancer surgery.
Author Anna Banik (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Anna Banik,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Ralf Schwarzer
Ralf Schwarzer,,
, Izabela Pawłowska
Izabela Pawłowska,,
, Monika Boberska (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Monika Boberska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
, Roman Cieślak (Wydział Psychologii)
Roman Cieślak,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Aleksandra Łuszczyńska (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Aleksandra Łuszczyńska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes, ISSN 1477-7525, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishFamily cancer history; Gender; Non-small cell lung cancer; Physical symptoms; Quality of life; Self-efficacy
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 2700 General Medicine
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28376887
Languageen angielski
7. Banik et al 2017 Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.pdf 630.57 KB
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7a. oświadczenia_Banik Boberska Łuszczynska Cieślak.pdf 87.05 KB
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Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.287; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.278 (2) - 2017=2.911 (5)
Citation count*9 (2021-02-27)
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