Preoperative and Postoperative Hope Level of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Gastric Cancer
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2019, Pages: 223-226
Received: May 30, 2019;
Accepted: Jul. 25, 2019;
Published: Aug. 16, 2019
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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
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.
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.
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