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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161302
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Experience of Women Treated with HDR Brachytherapy Using the Mammosite® Catheter
Abstract:
Experience of Women Treated with HDR Brachytherapy Using the Mammosite® Catheter
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Dienger, M., DNSc, RN
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:CON, 206 Procter Hall, 3110 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038 , USA
Co-Authors:Lynne Brophy, MSN, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Education Coordinator; Patricia Berning, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Coordinator
Breast cancer remains a major cause of disease among women in the United States. Many women diagnosed with the disease each year are eligible for breast conservation therapy consisting of lumpectomy followed by a course of radiation therapy. However, several choose to undergo a disfiguring mastectomy in order to avoid the six-seven week regimen of external beam radiation (ERT) therapy. A new technique for delivering the radiation therapy following lumpectomy recently received FDA approval. This new technique consists of high dose remote afterloading (HDR) brachytherapy using the Mammosite® Radiation Therapy System (RTS) Catheter to deliver radiation therapy to the tumor bed. Thus, the entire radiation dose is administered during 10 treatments over five days of out-patient therapy. This new technique should appeal to many women, offer decreased symptom distress and improved quality of life (QOL) while providing treatment efficacy and cosmetic outcome equal to ERT. However, only limited data have been reported regarding the experiences of women undergoing HDR brachytherapy using the Mammosite® RTS. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative study is to gain an understanding of the experience of women who have completed HDR brachytherapy using the Mammosite® RTS. Specifically, data as to symptoms experienced, QOL and satisfaction with treatment outcome among 20 women age = 45 who completed HDR brachytherapy using the Mammosite® RTS will be collected during taped in-depth telephone interviews. A Phenomenologic approach will be used to analyze data for recurring themes, similarities and differences. The data collected will be used to plan a larger prospective quantitative study and to begin development of a database for tracking survival rates and treatment effects. Armed with accurate information, oncology nurses will be able to develop effective patient teaching materials, provide proactive symptom management and support to women faced with this radiation therapy treatment decision.
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.titleExperience of Women Treated with HDR Brachytherapy Using the Mammosite® Catheteren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161302-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Experience of Women Treated with HDR Brachytherapy Using the Mammosite&reg; Catheter</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">Dienger, M., DNSc, 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">CON, 206 Procter Hall, 3110 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038 , USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lynne Brophy, MSN, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Education Coordinator; Patricia Berning, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Coordinator </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Breast cancer remains a major cause of disease among women in the United States. Many women diagnosed with the disease each year are eligible for breast conservation therapy consisting of lumpectomy followed by a course of radiation therapy. However, several choose to undergo a disfiguring mastectomy in order to avoid the six-seven week regimen of external beam radiation (ERT) therapy. A new technique for delivering the radiation therapy following lumpectomy recently received FDA approval. This new technique consists of high dose remote afterloading (HDR) brachytherapy using the Mammosite&reg; Radiation Therapy System (RTS) Catheter to deliver radiation therapy to the tumor bed. Thus, the entire radiation dose is administered during 10 treatments over five days of out-patient therapy. This new technique should appeal to many women, offer decreased symptom distress and improved quality of life (QOL) while providing treatment efficacy and cosmetic outcome equal to ERT. However, only limited data have been reported regarding the experiences of women undergoing HDR brachytherapy using the Mammosite&reg; RTS. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative study is to gain an understanding of the experience of women who have completed HDR brachytherapy using the Mammosite&reg; RTS. Specifically, data as to symptoms experienced, QOL and satisfaction with treatment outcome among 20 women age = 45 who completed HDR brachytherapy using the Mammosite&reg; RTS will be collected during taped in-depth telephone interviews. A Phenomenologic approach will be used to analyze data for recurring themes, similarities and differences. The data collected will be used to plan a larger prospective quantitative study and to begin development of a database for tracking survival rates and treatment effects. Armed with accurate information, oncology nurses will be able to develop effective patient teaching materials, provide proactive symptom management and support to women faced with this radiation therapy treatment decision.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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