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dc.contributor.authorHaugland, Trudeen_US
dc.contributor.authorVeenstra, Marijkeen_US
dc.contributor.authorVatn, Morten H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWahl, Astrid K.en_US
dc.PublishedNursing Research and Practice 2013(695820)eng
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study was to evaluate changes in general self-efficacy, health related quality of life (HRQoL), and stress among patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET) following a multidisciplinary educational intervention. Forty-one patients were enrolled in this exploratory pilot study. A total of 37 patients completed the full 26-week intervention based on the principles of self-efficacy. General self-efficacy was measured by the General Self-Efficacy Scale, HRQoL was measured with the SF-36, and stress was measured with the Impact of Event Scale. Mixed effect models were used to evaluate changes in general self-efficacy, mental and physical components ofHRQoL, and stress adjusting for demographic and clinical variables. Results showed significant improvements in patients’ general self-efficacy (β = 0.71; P < 0.05), physical component scores of HRQoL (β = 3.09; P < 0.01), and stress (β = −2.10, P = 0.008). Findings suggest that patients with NET have the capacity to improve their ability to cope with their disease, problem-solve, improve their physical status, and reduce their stress following an educational intervention based on the principles of self-efficacy.These preliminary data provide a basis for future randomized controlled trials to test interventions to improve HRQoL for patients with NET.en_US
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="" target="blank">Stress, Social Support, General Self-efficacy and Health Related Quality of Life in Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors</a>eng
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dc.titleImprovement in Stress, General Self-Efficacy, and Health Related Quality of Life following Patient Education for Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Pilot Studyen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2013 Trude Haugland et al.
dc.source.journalNursing Research and Practice

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