Asian Oncol Nurs.  2017 Dec;17(4):237-245. 10.5388/aon.2017.17.4.237.

Factors Influencing the Quality of Life of Prostate Cancer Patients

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences, Busan, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Kosin University, Busan, Korea. joy1763@kosin.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of erectile capacity, lower urinary tract symptoms, self-esteem, and resilience on the quality of life of prostate cancer patients.
METHODS
Data were collected using a self-reported questionnaire survey. Participants were 140 patients diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in hospitals in Busan and Daegu cities. Measured variables were erectile capacity, lower urinary tract symptoms, self-esteem, resilience and quality of life. RESULT: Erectile capacity, lower urinary tract symptoms, self-esteem, and resilience all had significant effects on quality of life. Explained variance for quality of life was 40.6% and lower urinary tract symptoms was the most significant factor affecting the quality of life of prostate cancer patients.
CONCLUSION
The results from this study suggest that erectile capacity, lower urinary tract symptoms, self-esteem, and resilience should be considered the main influential factors when developing intervention strategies to increase the quality of life of prostate cancer patients.

Keyword

Prostatic Neoplasms; Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms; Self Concept; Resilience Phychological; Quality of Life

MeSH Terms

Busan
Daegu
Humans
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Prostate*
Prostatic Neoplasms*
Quality of Life*
Self Concept
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