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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156495
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cancer Treatment, Symptom Monitoring, and Self-Care in Adults
Abstract:
Cancer Treatment, Symptom Monitoring, and Self-Care in Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Piamjariyakul, Ubolrat, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas Medical Center
Title:Research Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Phoebe D. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN; Kathleen A. Ducey, ARNP, MS, AOCN
A descriptive study was done on self-reported symptoms and self-care by 37 adults receiving chemotherapy primarily for leukemias, lymphomas or breast cancer; or radiation therapy, RT, for head & neck, or lung cancers. The Therapy-Related Symptoms Checklist (TRSC), demographic and interview forms on self-care for symptoms identified, and functional status ratings on the Karnofsky scale were used. Severe symptoms on the TRSC subscales Fatigue, Eating, Nausea, and Pain, Numbness in fingers / toes, Hair loss, and Constipation were reported by patients on chemotherapy. Those on RT reported severe symptoms on the subscales Eating, Fatigue, Skin changes, Oropharynx, and Constipation.   Self-care strategies were in the following categories, using complementary medicine as framework: Diet/ nutrition/ life-style change (e.g., use of nutritional supplements; modifications of food and of eating habits; naps, sleep and rest); mind/ body control (e.g., relaxation methods, prayer, music, attending granddaughter's sports events); biologic treatments (vitamins); herbal treatments (green mint tea); and ethnomedicine (lime juice and garlic).  The first category was predominantly used by patients in both treatment types. Medications were prescribed also to help control symptoms (e.g., pain, nausea). Symptom monitoring and self-care for symptoms identified is facilitated by the TRSC. Based on reported symptom severity, care providers can prioritize 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 in Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156495-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cancer Treatment, Symptom Monitoring, and Self-Care in 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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Piamjariyakul, Ubolrat, PhD, RN</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">Research Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">upiamjariyakul@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Phoebe D. Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN; Kathleen A. Ducey, ARNP, MS, AOCN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A descriptive study was done on self-reported symptoms and self-care by 37 adults receiving chemotherapy primarily for leukemias, lymphomas or breast cancer; or radiation therapy, RT, for head &amp; neck, or lung cancers. The Therapy-Related Symptoms Checklist (TRSC), demographic and interview forms on self-care for symptoms identified, and functional status ratings on the Karnofsky scale were used. Severe symptoms on the TRSC subscales Fatigue, Eating, Nausea, and Pain, Numbness in fingers / toes, Hair loss, and Constipation were reported by patients on chemotherapy. Those on RT reported severe symptoms on the subscales Eating, Fatigue, Skin changes, Oropharynx, and Constipation.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Self-care strategies were in the following categories, using complementary medicine as framework: Diet/ nutrition/ life-style change (e.g., use of nutritional supplements; modifications of food and of eating habits; naps, sleep and rest); mind/ body control (e.g., relaxation methods, prayer, music, attending granddaughter's sports events); biologic treatments (vitamins); herbal treatments (green mint tea); and ethnomedicine (lime juice and garlic).&nbsp; The first category was predominantly used by patients in both treatment types. Medications were prescribed also to help control symptoms (e.g., pain, nausea). Symptom monitoring and self-care for symptoms identified is facilitated by the TRSC. Based on reported symptom severity, care providers can prioritize interventions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:50:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:50:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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