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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153063
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cancer Treatment, Symptom Monitoring, and Self-Care among Chinese Adults
Abstract:
Cancer Treatment, Symptom Monitoring, and Self-Care among Chinese Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Ying, Chair Sek, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Phoebe D. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN; Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, PhD, RN; Violeta Lopez, RN, PhD, FRCNA; Wenru Wang, PhD, RN; Qiuhua Shen, RN, MSN; Mira Kim, RN, BSN; Lisa Park, RN, BSN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Aims/ Context: Examine symptoms experienced and self-care [Orem's framework] strategies by Chinese adults during cancer treatments. Self-report of patients regarding symptoms experienced during cycles of treatment may allow early and more effective management of conditions threatening successful therapy. Methods: Study was done at the First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xi'an, China; 105 adults: receiving chemotherapy (CT) (n=28, Mean Age=55, SD=11) primarily for breast, GI track; lung/cervical/head & neck/other; radiation therapy (RT) (n=44, Mean Age=54, SD=13) primarily for cervical; head & neck; lung; GI track; or combined CT and RT (n=33, Mean Age=51, SD=11) for cervical, lung, and breast. Used Williams' Therapy-Related Symptoms Checklist, TRSC; demographic and self-care interview forms. Results: Similar to Midwestern U.S. findings, severe symptoms on TRSC subscales Hair loss, Eating, Nausea, Fatigue were reported by chemotherapy patients; severe symptoms on subscales Eating, Fatigue, Nausea, Constipation, Decreased sexual interest; by RT patients; and Decreased sexual interest, Hair loss, Fatigue, Eating; by combined CT & RT patients. Using complementary medicine categories, self-care strategies: Diet/ nutrition/ life-style change (e.g., modifications of food, eating habits vegetarians; use of nutritional supplements; naps, sleep and rest); Mind/ body control (e.g., reading, adjust mood); Biologic treatments (vitamins); Chinese herbs or medicines for fever, constipation, sleep aids; Other (hot towel bath for fever). The first category was often used by all patients. Specific methods were used such as small frequent meals, mouth rinse; favorite fruits and honey. Extremities were massaged to help with numb fingers and toes. Medicines were prescribed to help control symptoms (e.g., pain, nausea). Conclusions/ Implications: Self care measures help with symptom management. The TRSC, a standardized, brief self-report checklist, can facilitate symptom monitoring. With reported symptom severity, caregivers can prioritize and evaluate interventions.
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.titleCancer Treatment, Symptom Monitoring, and Self-Care among Chinese Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153063-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cancer Treatment, Symptom Monitoring, and Self-Care among Chinese Adults</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ying, Chair Sek, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Chinese University of Hong Kong</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sychair@cuhk.edu.hk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Phoebe D. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN; Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, PhD, RN; Violeta Lopez, RN, PhD, FRCNA; Wenru Wang, PhD, RN; Qiuhua Shen, RN, MSN; Mira Kim, RN, BSN; Lisa Park, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Aims/ Context: Examine symptoms experienced and self-care [Orem's framework] strategies by Chinese adults during cancer treatments. Self-report of patients regarding symptoms experienced during cycles of treatment may allow early and more effective management of conditions threatening successful therapy. Methods: Study was done at the First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xi'an, China; 105 adults: receiving chemotherapy (CT) (n=28, Mean Age=55, SD=11) primarily for breast, GI track; lung/cervical/head &amp; neck/other; radiation therapy (RT) (n=44, Mean Age=54, SD=13) primarily for cervical; head &amp; neck; lung; GI track; or combined CT and RT (n=33, Mean Age=51, SD=11) for cervical, lung, and breast. Used Williams' Therapy-Related Symptoms Checklist, TRSC; demographic and self-care interview forms. Results: Similar to Midwestern U.S. findings, severe symptoms on TRSC subscales Hair loss, Eating, Nausea, Fatigue were reported by chemotherapy patients; severe symptoms on subscales Eating, Fatigue, Nausea, Constipation, Decreased sexual interest; by RT patients; and Decreased sexual interest, Hair loss, Fatigue, Eating; by combined CT &amp; RT patients. Using complementary medicine categories, self-care strategies: Diet/ nutrition/ life-style change (e.g., modifications of food, eating habits vegetarians; use of nutritional supplements; naps, sleep and rest); Mind/ body control (e.g., reading, adjust mood); Biologic treatments (vitamins); Chinese herbs or medicines for fever, constipation, sleep aids; Other (hot towel bath for fever). The first category was often used by all patients. Specific methods were used such as small frequent meals, mouth rinse; favorite fruits and honey. Extremities were massaged to help with numb fingers and toes. Medicines were prescribed to help control symptoms (e.g., pain, nausea). Conclusions/ Implications: Self care measures help with symptom management. The TRSC, a standardized, brief self-report checklist, can facilitate symptom monitoring. With reported symptom severity, caregivers can prioritize and evaluate interventions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:01:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:01:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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