Knowledge of Today's Women, Ages 50 and Above, Regarding Breast Cancer Treatment Options

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150189
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Knowledge of Today's Women, Ages 50 and Above, Regarding Breast Cancer Treatment Options
Abstract:
Knowledge of Today's Women, Ages 50 and Above, Regarding Breast Cancer Treatment Options
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Tallackson, Amy, N/A
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Dakota
Title:Senior Nursing Student
The purpose of this study is to determine the knowledge base regarding breast cancer diagnosis and treatment options of women who are actively involved with their health. Because current public education focuses on early detection and prevention, I think there will be a lack of sufficient evidence that women have knowledge of their treatment choices. Are they passive and trust their doctor's views on what treatment should be performed? Or do they ask questions, keep up to date on the latest treatment options and present their desired options to the physician. According to Orem's self-care model, man is reflected as self-reliant and responsible for self-care and well being. Self-care is a requirement for man and is defined as the practice of activities that individuals initiate and perform on their own behalf in maintaining life, health, and well being (Orem, 1980). It is my belief that through survey results and data analysis of this project, there will be conflict with Orem's model. It will then be my intention to assist women to recognize that it is ultimately up to them to maintain their health and practice self-care and wellness in their lives. Women, ages 50 and above, who attend Curves exercise facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota were invited to participate in this study by completing a brief demographic data sheet, and responding to a short questionnaire about their knowledge and experiences dealing with breast cancer. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize demographic and other quantitative data. Data analysis is currently underway. Findings will be used to determine if there is a need for more education, and if necessary, to present educational materials to the members of Curves exercise facility.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge of Today's Women, Ages 50 and Above, Regarding Breast Cancer Treatment Optionsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150189-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Knowledge of Today's Women, Ages 50 and Above, Regarding Breast Cancer Treatment Options</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tallackson, Amy, N/A</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Dakota</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Nursing Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">atallackson@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study is to determine the knowledge base regarding breast cancer diagnosis and treatment options of women who are actively involved with their health. Because current public education focuses on early detection and prevention, I think there will be a lack of sufficient evidence that women have knowledge of their treatment choices. Are they passive and trust their doctor's views on what treatment should be performed? Or do they ask questions, keep up to date on the latest treatment options and present their desired options to the physician. According to Orem's self-care model, man is reflected as self-reliant and responsible for self-care and well being. Self-care is a requirement for man and is defined as the practice of activities that individuals initiate and perform on their own behalf in maintaining life, health, and well being (Orem, 1980). It is my belief that through survey results and data analysis of this project, there will be conflict with Orem's model. It will then be my intention to assist women to recognize that it is ultimately up to them to maintain their health and practice self-care and wellness in their lives. Women, ages 50 and above, who attend Curves exercise facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota were invited to participate in this study by completing a brief demographic data sheet, and responding to a short questionnaire about their knowledge and experiences dealing with breast cancer. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize demographic and other quantitative data. Data analysis is currently underway. Findings will be used to determine if there is a need for more education, and if necessary, to present educational materials to the members of Curves exercise facility.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:18:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:18:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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