Long-term effects of attention-restoring intervention in women treated for breast cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160655
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Long-term effects of attention-restoring intervention in women treated for breast cancer
Abstract:
Long-term effects of attention-restoring intervention in women treated for breast cancer
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Cimprich, Bernadine
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls Building, #2172, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Contact Telephone:734.647.0193
Regular exposure to natural environment in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer has been shown to promote early recovery from attentional fatigue with improved capacity to direct attention (CDA). This ongoing study further tests the long-term efficacy of the theoretically based, restorative environmental intervention. Preliminary data are from 79 participants assessed before any treatment and at repeated intervals over about nine months following surgery with standard measures of CDA, including Digit Span Forward and Backward, and Trail Making A and B. A randomly assigned, restorative intervention protocol was initiated before any treatment. At the final time point about nine months after surgery, multiple regression analyses using the measures of CDA as the dependent variables indicated significant (p <.05) intervention effects even after controlling for CDA scores at Time 1 (before any treatment), age, education, and extent of surgery. These findings suggest sustained therapeutic benefits from early intervention aimed at restoring attention in women treated for breast cancer.
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.titleLong-term effects of attention-restoring intervention in women treated for breast canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160655-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Long-term effects of attention-restoring intervention in women treated for breast cancer</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cimprich, Bernadine</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</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">School of Nursing, 400 North Ingalls Building, #2172, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734.647.0193</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cimprich@umich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Regular exposure to natural environment in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer has been shown to promote early recovery from attentional fatigue with improved capacity to direct attention (CDA). This ongoing study further tests the long-term efficacy of the theoretically based, restorative environmental intervention. Preliminary data are from 79 participants assessed before any treatment and at repeated intervals over about nine months following surgery with standard measures of CDA, including Digit Span Forward and Backward, and Trail Making A and B. A randomly assigned, restorative intervention protocol was initiated before any treatment. At the final time point about nine months after surgery, multiple regression analyses using the measures of CDA as the dependent variables indicated significant (p &lt;.05) intervention effects even after controlling for CDA scores at Time 1 (before any treatment), age, education, and extent of surgery. These findings suggest sustained therapeutic benefits from early intervention aimed at restoring attention in women treated for breast cancer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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