The Relationship Between Health-Related Quality of Life and Saliva C-Reactive Protein and Diurnal Cortisol Rhythm in Latina Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Informal Caregivers: A Pilot Study
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Nursing, Div Community & Syst Hlth Sci
Breast Cancer Survivors
health-related quality of life
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PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
CitationPace, T. W. W., Badger, T. A., Segrin, C., Sikorskii, A., & Crane, T. E. (2020). The Relationship Between Health-Related Quality of Life and Saliva C-Reactive Protein and Diurnal Cortisol Rhythm in Latina Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Informal Caregivers: A Pilot Study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659620926537
JournalJOURNAL OF TRANSCULTURAL NURSING
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AbstractIntroduction: To date, no study has explored associations between objective stress-related biomarkers (i.e., inflammatory markers, diurnal rhythm of cortisol) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Latina breast cancer survivors and their informal caregivers (i.e., family, friends). Method: This cross-sectional feasibility study assessed saliva C-reactive protein, saliva diurnal cortisol rhythm (cortisol slope), and self-reported HRQOL (psychological, physical, and social domains) in 22 Latina survivor-caregiver dyads. Feasibility was defined as >= 85% samples collected over 2 days (on waking, in afternoon, and in evening). Associations between biomarkers and HRQOL were examined with correlational analyses. Results: Collection of saliva was feasible. Strongest associations were observed between survivor evening cortisol (as well as cortisol slope) and fatigue, a component of physical HRQOL. Discussion: Associations presented may help promote investigations of mechanisms linking stress-related biomarkers and HRQOL in Latina breast cancer survivor-caregiver dyads, which will facilitate development of culturally congruent interventions for this underserved group.
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