Savoring moderates the association between cancer-specific physical symptoms and depressive symptoms

  • CHENG, Sheung-Tak 鄭相德 (CoI)
  • HOU, Wai Kai (PI)
  • LAU, Kam Man Dorothy (CoI)
  • NG, Sin Man Mandy (CoI)
  • CHENG, Ashley Chi Kin (CoI)
  • SHUM, Tracy Chui Yu (CoI)
  • CHEUNG, Hester Yui Shan (CoI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


This study investigated the associations of savoring with cancer-specific physical symptoms, psychological distress, and psychological well-being and the moderating effect of savoring in the associations between physical symptoms and psychological outcomes among cancer patients. Methods: A total of 263 Chinese adults recently diagnosed with cancer (mean time since diagnosis = 43.72 days, SD = 38.20) were recruited and administered a questionnaire assessing cancer-specific physical symptoms, perceived capability of savoring the moment, psychological distress, and psychological well-being within six months following diagnosis. Results: Structural equation modeling revealed significant associations of savoring with physical symptoms and psychological distress and well-being (β = −0.41–0.54, p 
Funding Source: RGC - General Research Fund (GRF)
Effective start/end date01/01/1201/03/16


  • physical symptoms, psychological distress, well being, cancer


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