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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160308
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer: The Patient's Perspective
Abstract:
Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer: The Patient's Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Ward-Smith, Peggy, PhD, RN
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:SON, 2220 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy and the second most common cause of cancer among men in the United States. The treatment of localized prostate cancer is highly controversial, with many treatment options. These options include radical prostatectomy, hormonal manipulation, radiation therapy, brachytherapy, or any combination of the above, as well as watchful waiting. Brachytherapy is the permanent implantation of radioisotopes directly into the tumor. This has become a popular treatment, for it is both convenient and cost-effective. Impotence, urinary and bowel dysfunction, as well as disease progression have frequently been utilized as disease-specific measurement of Quality of Life (QoL) among those with localized prostate cancer. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the impact brachytherapy has on QoL, from the patient’s perspective. Utilizing a phenomenological approach, themes emerged from the data surrounded the physical changes attributed to the treatment, treatment choices, knowledge of the disease, receiving the diagnosis and use of medications to control symptoms post-treatment. The findings from this study can be utilized for patients education and to assist patients in making appropriate treatment choices.
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.titleBrachytherapy for Prostate Cancer: The Patient's Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160308-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer: The Patient's Perspective </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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ward-Smith, Peggy, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 2220 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, 64108, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy and the second most common cause of cancer among men in the United States. The treatment of localized prostate cancer is highly controversial, with many treatment options. These options include radical prostatectomy, hormonal manipulation, radiation therapy, brachytherapy, or any combination of the above, as well as watchful waiting. Brachytherapy is the permanent implantation of radioisotopes directly into the tumor. This has become a popular treatment, for it is both convenient and cost-effective. Impotence, urinary and bowel dysfunction, as well as disease progression have frequently been utilized as disease-specific measurement of Quality of Life (QoL) among those with localized prostate cancer. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the impact brachytherapy has on QoL, from the patient&rsquo;s perspective. Utilizing a phenomenological approach, themes emerged from the data surrounded the physical changes attributed to the treatment, treatment choices, knowledge of the disease, receiving the diagnosis and use of medications to control symptoms post-treatment. The findings from this study can be utilized for patients education and to assist patients in making appropriate treatment choices. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:49:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:49:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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