Background: Bladder cancer is a common urinary tract cancer in men. A health-promoting lifestyle helps patients develop a positive lifestyle during survival and can improve mental and physical health. However, the evidence of health-promoting lifestyle is insufficient in bladder cancer populations. Purpose: The purposes of this study were to examine the trend and factors associated with health-promoting lifestyle in Taiwanese bladder cancer survivors and to identify the predictors of a health-promoting lifestyle. Methods: A prospective longitudinal design with convenient sampling was used. A total of 81 participants were sampled. Data were collected at three points in time using a demographic questionnaire and the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile questionnaire. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation, and Generalized Estimating Equations. Results: Survivors were concerned about nutrition, psychological wellbeing, and personal responsibility of health-promoting lifestyle over time. Physical activity presented the poorest results in health-promoting lifestyle. Radiotherapy and frequent urination were predictors of health-promoting lifestyle. Conclusion: The results imply that oncology nurses should keep track of the health-promoting lifestyles among bladder cancer survivors. After that, further development of patient-center care interventions and enhancing better health outcomes of bladder the patients in survival periods is advised.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Exploration of Health-Promoting Lifestyle and Related Factors Among Bladder Cancer Survivors
|Published - Dec 2019
- bladder cancer
- health-promoting lifestyle