Quality of death, rumination, and posttraumatic growth among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care

Kayo Hirooka, Hiroki Fukahori, Kanako Taku, Taisuke Togari, Asao Ogawa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that quality of death (QOD) and intrusive and deliberate rumination are associated with posttraumatic growth (PTG) among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care. Methods: Data were collected from 805 bereaved family members of cancer patients who died at home in Japan. We used a cross-sectional design and participants completed Good Death Inventory, Event-Related Rumination Inventory, and PTG Inventory. Structural equation modeling was used to test the hypothesized relationships. Results: A direct pathway from QOD to PTG was significant. We also found significant indirect pathways between QOD and PTG via deliberate rumination soon after the death and recent deliberate rumination. Conclusions: Clinicians should provide high-quality end-of-life care with the goals of achieving a good death for terminally ill cancer patients and supporting the experience of PTG in bereaved family members after their loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2168-2174
Number of pages7
JournalPsycho-Oncology
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Home Care Services
Palliative Care
Growth
Neoplasms
Equipment and Supplies
Terminally Ill
Terminal Care
Japan
Quality of Life

Keywords

  • bereaved family members of cancer patients
  • cancer
  • oncology
  • palliative care at home
  • posttraumatic growth
  • Quality of death
  • rumination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Cite this

Quality of death, rumination, and posttraumatic growth among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care. / Hirooka, Kayo; Fukahori, Hiroki; Taku, Kanako; Togari, Taisuke; Ogawa, Asao.

In: Psycho-Oncology, Vol. 26, No. 12, 01.12.2017, p. 2168-2174.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hirooka, Kayo ; Fukahori, Hiroki ; Taku, Kanako ; Togari, Taisuke ; Ogawa, Asao. / Quality of death, rumination, and posttraumatic growth among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care. In: Psycho-Oncology. 2017 ; Vol. 26, No. 12. pp. 2168-2174.
@article{11ace190dfec4c3abb47dd352380cc42,
title = "Quality of death, rumination, and posttraumatic growth among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care",
abstract = "Objective: The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that quality of death (QOD) and intrusive and deliberate rumination are associated with posttraumatic growth (PTG) among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care. Methods: Data were collected from 805 bereaved family members of cancer patients who died at home in Japan. We used a cross-sectional design and participants completed Good Death Inventory, Event-Related Rumination Inventory, and PTG Inventory. Structural equation modeling was used to test the hypothesized relationships. Results: A direct pathway from QOD to PTG was significant. We also found significant indirect pathways between QOD and PTG via deliberate rumination soon after the death and recent deliberate rumination. Conclusions: Clinicians should provide high-quality end-of-life care with the goals of achieving a good death for terminally ill cancer patients and supporting the experience of PTG in bereaved family members after their loss.",
keywords = "bereaved family members of cancer patients, cancer, oncology, palliative care at home, posttraumatic growth, Quality of death, rumination",
author = "Kayo Hirooka and Hiroki Fukahori and Kanako Taku and Taisuke Togari and Asao Ogawa",
year = "2017",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1002/pon.4446",
language = "English",
volume = "26",
pages = "2168--2174",
journal = "Psycho-Oncology",
issn = "1057-9249",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons Ltd",
number = "12",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Quality of death, rumination, and posttraumatic growth among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care

AU - Hirooka, Kayo

AU - Fukahori, Hiroki

AU - Taku, Kanako

AU - Togari, Taisuke

AU - Ogawa, Asao

PY - 2017/12/1

Y1 - 2017/12/1

N2 - Objective: The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that quality of death (QOD) and intrusive and deliberate rumination are associated with posttraumatic growth (PTG) among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care. Methods: Data were collected from 805 bereaved family members of cancer patients who died at home in Japan. We used a cross-sectional design and participants completed Good Death Inventory, Event-Related Rumination Inventory, and PTG Inventory. Structural equation modeling was used to test the hypothesized relationships. Results: A direct pathway from QOD to PTG was significant. We also found significant indirect pathways between QOD and PTG via deliberate rumination soon after the death and recent deliberate rumination. Conclusions: Clinicians should provide high-quality end-of-life care with the goals of achieving a good death for terminally ill cancer patients and supporting the experience of PTG in bereaved family members after their loss.

AB - Objective: The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that quality of death (QOD) and intrusive and deliberate rumination are associated with posttraumatic growth (PTG) among bereaved family members of cancer patients in home palliative care. Methods: Data were collected from 805 bereaved family members of cancer patients who died at home in Japan. We used a cross-sectional design and participants completed Good Death Inventory, Event-Related Rumination Inventory, and PTG Inventory. Structural equation modeling was used to test the hypothesized relationships. Results: A direct pathway from QOD to PTG was significant. We also found significant indirect pathways between QOD and PTG via deliberate rumination soon after the death and recent deliberate rumination. Conclusions: Clinicians should provide high-quality end-of-life care with the goals of achieving a good death for terminally ill cancer patients and supporting the experience of PTG in bereaved family members after their loss.

KW - bereaved family members of cancer patients

KW - cancer

KW - oncology

KW - palliative care at home

KW - posttraumatic growth

KW - Quality of death

KW - rumination

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85019712510&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85019712510&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/pon.4446

DO - 10.1002/pon.4446

M3 - Article

VL - 26

SP - 2168

EP - 2174

JO - Psycho-Oncology

JF - Psycho-Oncology

SN - 1057-9249

IS - 12

ER -