Effective Management of Common Symptoms Experienced by Oncology Patients During Therapy: Pilot Study

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148580
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effective Management of Common Symptoms Experienced by Oncology Patients During Therapy: Pilot Study
Abstract:
Effective Management of Common Symptoms Experienced by Oncology Patients During Therapy: Pilot Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Williams, Kirstin A., RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas Medical Center
Title:Masters Student
Co-Authors:Phoebe D. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN
[Special invitation presentation] Objective: Using the Stetler model for evidence-based practice, Study Question is: What are the effects of a nursing intervention focused on teaching symptom management to patients as they undergo therapy for cancer? Design: Two-group, repeated measures design: baseline, midpoint, endpoint of therapy. Group 1 consists of 10 patients who receive the usual care but not the pilot intervention. They answer the data collection tools at the same intervals as Group 2, 10 patients, who receive the intervention.S ample, Setting: Subjects include 20 adult subjects, new chemotherapy patients who agree to join the study and sign the consent form. Variables: Outcomes measured are: symptom severity, functional status, quality of life, re-hospitalizations, and visits to the Emergency Department. Intervention: Symptom management methods developed by the Oncology Nursing Society and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network are used. Teaching provided by Nurse Clinician is reinforced by printed materials for patient?s easy access at home, and telephone contacts. Method: Data collection instruments with good psychometric properties are used. The Therapy Related Symptom Checklist, TRSC, a brief, validated assessment tool has has been used in patient care to set priorities in the management of symptoms reported by patients as well as evaluate care provided. Quality of life is measured by patient report, and functional status is rated by the clinician. Descriptive data analyses include mean scores for each TRSC symptom, total scores on all the instruments at baseline, midpoint, and the end of the patient?s treatment cycle. Two-way repeated measures ANOVAs and correlation analyses are done. Findings/Conclusions: Study is ongoing; completion in May 2007. Implications: Oncology patients receiving therapy experience a variety of symptoms.  Interventions to manage those symptoms greatly impact the patients' quality of life.  Significance of proposed study is its focus on Patient Reported Outcomes [PRO], a current initiative in oncology care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffective Management of Common Symptoms Experienced by Oncology Patients During Therapy: Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148580-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effective Management of Common Symptoms Experienced by Oncology Patients During Therapy: Pilot Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Williams, Kirstin A., RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Masters Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kwilliams@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Phoebe D. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Special invitation presentation] Objective: Using the Stetler model for evidence-based practice, Study Question is: What are the effects of a nursing intervention focused on teaching symptom management to patients as they undergo therapy for cancer? Design: Two-group, repeated measures design: baseline, midpoint, endpoint of therapy. Group 1 consists of 10 patients who receive the usual care but not the pilot intervention. They answer the data collection tools at the same intervals as Group 2, 10 patients, who receive the intervention.S ample, Setting: Subjects include 20 adult subjects, new chemotherapy patients who agree to join the study and sign the consent form. Variables: Outcomes measured are: symptom severity, functional status, quality of life, re-hospitalizations, and visits to the Emergency Department. Intervention: Symptom management methods developed by the Oncology Nursing Society and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network are used. Teaching provided by Nurse Clinician is reinforced by printed materials for patient?s easy access at home, and telephone contacts. Method: Data collection instruments with good psychometric properties are used. The Therapy Related Symptom Checklist, TRSC, a brief, validated assessment tool has has been used in patient care to set priorities in the management of symptoms reported by patients as well as evaluate care provided. Quality of life is measured by patient report, and functional status is rated by the clinician. Descriptive data analyses include mean scores for each TRSC symptom, total scores on all the instruments at baseline, midpoint, and the end of the patient?s treatment cycle. Two-way repeated measures ANOVAs and correlation analyses are done. Findings/Conclusions: Study is ongoing; completion in May 2007. Implications: Oncology patients receiving therapy experience a variety of symptoms.&nbsp; Interventions to manage those symptoms greatly impact the patients' quality of life.&nbsp; Significance of proposed study is its focus on Patient Reported Outcomes [PRO], a current initiative in oncology care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:47:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:47:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.