Depressive Symptoms, Sleep Quality, and Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors Who Participated in Mind-Body Movement Classes
Creators:Jeu, Gabriel P.
Advisor:Browning, Kristine K.
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. College of Nursing Honors Theses; 2017
Background: Cancer survivorship is defined as the term used to describe all persons that have had a diagnosis of cancer, not only those whose cancer is in remission. The number of cancer survivors in the United States is projected to reach 20.3 million by 2026. Significant problems cancer survivors face include depression, poor sleep quality, and poor quality of life (QOL). Mind-body movement exercises (MBME) have the potential to improve depressive symptoms, sleep quality, and QOL among cancer survivors. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the effect of MBME on the depressive symptoms, sleep quality, and quality of life of cancer patients. Method: This study examined cancer survivors enrolled in MBME classes. Baseline data was collected at the time of enrollment and follow up data was collected at 6 months after completion of the class. Theoretical Framework: Wilson and Cleary’s model of health-related QOL defines that symptoms and functional status are two of the five central determinants to QOL; depressive symptoms and sleep quality directly contribute to QOL. Results: Data were collected from 20 participants at baseline and at 6 months. Depressive symptoms were measured with the CES-D, QOL with the FACT-G, and sleep quality with the PSQI. All domains of QOL improved, and less participants were positive for depressive symptoms and poor sleep quality at 6 months. Conclusion: Cancer survivors participate in MBME. Future research using MBME as an intervention to improve depressive symptoms, sleep quality, and quality of life is warranted.
Academic Major: Nursing