Living with lymphedema: A case study of secondary lymphedema in an elderly breast cancer survivor

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159833
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Living with lymphedema: A case study of secondary lymphedema in an elderly breast cancer survivor
Abstract:
Living with lymphedema: A case study of secondary lymphedema in an elderly breast cancer survivor
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Armer, Jane, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri-Columbia
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Sinclair School of Nursing, S312 Nursing Building, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA
Contact Telephone:573.882.0287
Among the two million women living with breast cancer in this country, the increased risk for developing lymphedema remains a threat throughout their lifetimes. The impact of lymphedema on quality of life among women surviving breast cancer is extensive, encompassing intrapersonal and interpersonal domains and potentially life-threatening health complications. In this case study, we examine the impact for an elderly woman of living some 39 years with lymphedema secondary to a mid-life mastectomy for breast carcinoma. This 87-year-old woman was one of 100 participants in a larger cross-sectional descriptive study examining prevalence and self-management of lymphedema among breast cancer survivors. Circumferential arm measurements and survey data on signs and symptoms and self-management strategies, quality of life, adjustment to chronic illness, and health locus of control were supplemented by qualitative data on the experience of living with lymphedema collected during an in-home interview. This informant summarizes her extended experience with lymphedema as being far more life-changing than the treatment for breast cancer itself. Impact of living with lymphedema on quality of life, relationships with family and health care providers, self-image, and activities of daily living is examined in the context of the current literature and findings from the larger sample.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLiving with lymphedema: A case study of secondary lymphedema in an elderly breast cancer survivoren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159833-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Living with lymphedema: A case study of secondary lymphedema in an elderly breast cancer survivor</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Armer, Jane, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri-Columbia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Sinclair School of Nursing, S312 Nursing Building, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">573.882.0287</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">armer@missouri.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Among the two million women living with breast cancer in this country, the increased risk for developing lymphedema remains a threat throughout their lifetimes. The impact of lymphedema on quality of life among women surviving breast cancer is extensive, encompassing intrapersonal and interpersonal domains and potentially life-threatening health complications. In this case study, we examine the impact for an elderly woman of living some 39 years with lymphedema secondary to a mid-life mastectomy for breast carcinoma. This 87-year-old woman was one of 100 participants in a larger cross-sectional descriptive study examining prevalence and self-management of lymphedema among breast cancer survivors. Circumferential arm measurements and survey data on signs and symptoms and self-management strategies, quality of life, adjustment to chronic illness, and health locus of control were supplemented by qualitative data on the experience of living with lymphedema collected during an in-home interview. This informant summarizes her extended experience with lymphedema as being far more life-changing than the treatment for breast cancer itself. Impact of living with lymphedema on quality of life, relationships with family and health care providers, self-image, and activities of daily living is examined in the context of the current literature and findings from the larger sample.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:22:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:22:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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