African American Cancer Survivors

Do Cultural Factors Influence Symptom Distress?

Jane M. Finney, Jill B. Hamilton, Eric A. Hodges, Bosny J. Pierre-Louis, Jamie L. Crandell, Hyman B. Muss

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine how the cultural factors, stigma, being strong, and religiosity influence symptom distress in African American cancer survivors. Methods: This descriptive correlational study was designed using the Sociocultural Stress and Coping Framework. Seventy-seven African American cancer survivors, recruited from oncology clinics and the community in North Carolina, completed a questionnaire that consisted of measures of demographic and illness characteristics, the Perceived Stigma Scale, the Ways of Helping Questionnaire, the Religious Involvement Scale, and the Symptom Distress Scale. Results: The two cultural factors that were significantly associated with symptom distress were stigma (β =.23, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-300
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society / Transcultural Nursing Society
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • African Americans
  • cancer
  • cultural factors
  • symptom distress

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  • Nursing(all)

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African American Cancer Survivors : Do Cultural Factors Influence Symptom Distress? / Finney, Jane M.; Hamilton, Jill B.; Hodges, Eric A.; Pierre-Louis, Bosny J.; Crandell, Jamie L.; Muss, Hyman B.

In: Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society / Transcultural Nursing Society, Vol. 26, No. 3, 15.05.2015, p. 294-300.

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Finney, Jane M. ; Hamilton, Jill B. ; Hodges, Eric A. ; Pierre-Louis, Bosny J. ; Crandell, Jamie L. ; Muss, Hyman B. / African American Cancer Survivors : Do Cultural Factors Influence Symptom Distress?. In: Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society / Transcultural Nursing Society. 2015 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 294-300.
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