Psychosocial correlates of appointment keeping in immigrant cancer patients Journal Article


Authors: Costas Muniz, R.; Leng, J.; Diamond, L.; Aragones, A.; Ramirez, J.; Gany, F.
Article Title: Psychosocial correlates of appointment keeping in immigrant cancer patients
Abstract: This study aims to determine the psychosocial correlates of self-reported adherence to cancer treatment appointments and treatment delays and interruptions. The sample included 622 immigrant cancer patients from New York City. Patients completed a survey that included sociodemographic and health-related questions, questions assessing missed appointments and delays/or interruptions, and quality of life and depression scales. After controlling for sociodemographic characteristics, having a positive depression screen and poor physical and emotional well-being were significant predictors of missed appointments and delays and/or interruptions of treatment. Non-adherence to treatment appointments in immigrant cancer patients is a complex outcome related to important modifiable or treatable factors. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Keywords: adult; cancer chemotherapy; major clinical study; united states; cancer patient; cancer radiotherapy; antineoplastic agent; neoplasm; demography; quality of life; pain; breast cancer; cancer therapy; self report; digestive system cancer; prostate cancer; social status; questionnaire; depression; therapy delay; patient compliance; medical care; psychological well being; social psychology; adherence; female genital tract cancer; health care survey; emotional stability; ethnic minorities; immigrant; immigrant health; cancer; human; male; female; article; immobility
Journal Title: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
Volume: 33
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0734-7332
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group  
Date Published: 2015-01-01
Start Page: 107
End Page: 123
Language: English
DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2014.992084
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 25574581
PMCID: PMC4876631
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Notes: Export Date: 3 June 2015 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Jennifer Chung Foung Leng
    43 Leng
  2. Francesca Mara Gany
    101 Gany
  3. Lisa Cari Diamond
    25 Diamond
  4. Julia M Ramirez
    28 Ramirez