Early effects of attention-restoring intervention in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161671
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Early effects of attention-restoring intervention in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer
Abstract:
Early effects of attention-restoring intervention in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
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
Earlier research suggested that attentional fatigue with reduced capacity to direct attention (CDA) following surgery for breast cancer might be ameliorated by a theoretically-based intervention involving regular exposure to natural environment. This ongoing study further tests the efficacy of restorative environmental intervention initiated prior to breast cancer treatment. Preliminary data are from 72 participants with early stage breast cancer, assessed with measures of CDA, Digit Span Forward (DSF) and Backward (DSB), Trail Making A (TMA) and B (TMB), Necker Cube Pattern Control, at about 11 days pre-surgery (Time 1) and again two weeks post-surgery (Time 2). A randomly assigned, restorative intervention protocol was initiated immediately after the first assessment. Many participants scored lower than expected norms before treatment. At Time 2, mean score comparisons showed the intervention group (n=39) scored significantly higher on TMA (p=.001), TMB (p<.001) and DSF (p=.06), as well as on the CDA composite index (p=.001), than the control group (n=33). The intervention group showed greater recovery of CDA over time. Initial findings suggest therapeutic benefits from early intervention aimed at restoring attention in women newly diagnosed with 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.titleEarly effects of attention-restoring intervention in women newly diagnosed with breast canceren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161671-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Early effects of attention-restoring intervention in women newly diagnosed with 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">2000</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">Earlier research suggested that attentional fatigue with reduced capacity to direct attention (CDA) following surgery for breast cancer might be ameliorated by a theoretically-based intervention involving regular exposure to natural environment. This ongoing study further tests the efficacy of restorative environmental intervention initiated prior to breast cancer treatment. Preliminary data are from 72 participants with early stage breast cancer, assessed with measures of CDA, Digit Span Forward (DSF) and Backward (DSB), Trail Making A (TMA) and B (TMB), Necker Cube Pattern Control, at about 11 days pre-surgery (Time 1) and again two weeks post-surgery (Time 2). A randomly assigned, restorative intervention protocol was initiated immediately after the first assessment. Many participants scored lower than expected norms before treatment. At Time 2, mean score comparisons showed the intervention group (n=39) scored significantly higher on TMA (p=.001), TMB (p&lt;.001) and DSF (p=.06), as well as on the CDA composite index (p=.001), than the control group (n=33). The intervention group showed greater recovery of CDA over time. Initial findings suggest therapeutic benefits from early intervention aimed at restoring attention in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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