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Title: WISECARE+: Results of a European study of a nursing intervention for the management of chemotherapy-related symptoms
Authors: Cancer Care Research Centre;Cancer Care Research Centre;The Royal Marsden Hospital;Royal Alexandra Hospital;Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre;Amgen Ireland Ltd;Institute for Social Marketing;University of Stirling;Cancer Care Research Centre
Keywords: Chemotherapy;nursing intervention;symptom management;symptom outcomes;Cancer treatment and research;Chemotherapy Side effects;Cancer Treatment Complications
Publisher: Elsevier
Description: While the use of chemotherapy has significantly improved survival rates, the symptoms associated with chemotherapy remain a major burden for patients. Preventing or appropriately managing side effects significantly improves patients’ functional status and quality of life, ultimately leading to greater patient acceptance of chemotherapy. However, symptom assessment and management are fraught with difficulties such as poor patient recall, retrospective assessment conducted by clinicians and lack of appropriate, clinically relevant and patient friendly symptom assessment and management tools. Furthermore the differences between clinician and patient perceptions of stresses and distress during chemotherapy are well recognised. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of a nursing intervention incorporating structured symptom assessment and management, facilitated by information technology, on chemotherapy-related symptoms, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and mucositis. This pan-European study, involved 8 clinical sites from Belgium, Denmark, England, Ireland and Scotland. Adults (n ¼ 249)receiving first line chemotherapy for breast, lung, ovarian or colorectal cancer, osteosarcoma, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) or lymphoma were recruited to the study. Patients completed daily symptom assessment questionnaires for 14 days following consecutive cycles of chemotherapy. Symptom outcomes were compared before and after the introduction of the intervention with positive impact on patients’ experiences of nausea, vomiting and oral problems. Fatigue was not significantly improved.
No. 2-Most downloaded paper from European Journal of Oncology Nursing
URI: http://dl.kums.ac.ir/handle/1893/1034
Standard no: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1034
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2008.07.005
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14623889
000262266200007
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