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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163205
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast Cancer Internet Information and Support (BCIIS)
Author(s):
LaCoursiere, Sheryl; Knobf, M. Tish; Clemmens, Danuta; Cunningham, Regina S.; Degner, Lesley; McCorkle, Ruth
Author Details:
Sheryl LaCoursiere, PhD, RN, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, email: sheryl.lacoursiere@yale.edu; M. Tish Knobf, PhD, RN, FAAN; Danuta (Donna) Clemmens, PhD, RN; Regina S. Cunningham, PhD, RN; Lesley Degner, PhD, RN; Ruth McCorkle, PhD, FAAN
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the characteristics of women with breast cancer who use the Internet, in order to develop an information and support web site that will meet their needs and preferences. Theoretical Framework: The Theory of Online Social Support (OSS, LaCoursiere, 2003) Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Design: Descriptive survey. Sample: n = 202 women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Setting: Women were recruited from hospitals, physician's offices, cancer organizations, community organizations and the Internet. The setting for the survey was the Internet. Measures: Demographic information, researcher-designed questionnaire on information and support needs. Analysis: Descriptive statistics, content analysis of qualitative data. Results: The mean age of participants was 50.5 yrs (SD=9.2) with 15.9 years of education (SD=3.1). Women were primarily Caucasian (91.1%), from the US (80.2%), married (69.3%) and working full time (41.6%). The average time since diagnosis was 37.7 months (SD=38.3) and 32.7%% reported Stage III breast cancer. Treatment included chemotherapy (63.9%), mastectomy (57.9%), lumpectomy (52.0%) and radiation (53.0%). On a scale of 1 to 7 (highest score= 1) the mean rankings for information and support needs were: Physical Symptoms 2.34, Problem Solving/Coping Skills 2.77, Psychological Symptoms 2.95, Health Promotion 3.71, Resources 4.30, Restructuring Your Life 4.01, and Communication/ Social Relationships 4.13. A total of 92.3% desired information, 78.1% support from other patients, and 68.4% support from a nurse. Conclusions and Implications: For women with breast cancer who seek Internet information and support, immediate concerns have more importance than long-term concerns. Physical symptoms, coping needs and psychological symptoms are the highest priority, and health promotion, securing resources, life restructuring and communication are less important. The need continues long past diagnosis, and the majority of women require both information and support. This knowledge is needed in the design of nursing interventions to meet patients' high priority needs.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBreast Cancer Internet Information and Support (BCIIS)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLaCoursiere, Sherylen_US
dc.contributor.authorKnobf, M. Tishen_US
dc.contributor.authorClemmens, Danutaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Regina S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDegner, Lesleyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCorkle, Ruthen_US
dc.author.detailsSheryl LaCoursiere, PhD, RN, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, email: sheryl.lacoursiere@yale.edu; M. Tish Knobf, PhD, RN, FAAN; Danuta (Donna) Clemmens, PhD, RN; Regina S. Cunningham, PhD, RN; Lesley Degner, PhD, RN; Ruth McCorkle, PhD, FAANen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163205-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the characteristics of women with breast cancer who use the Internet, in order to develop an information and support web site that will meet their needs and preferences. Theoretical Framework: The Theory of Online Social Support (OSS, LaCoursiere, 2003) Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Design: Descriptive survey. Sample: n = 202 women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Setting: Women were recruited from hospitals, physician's offices, cancer organizations, community organizations and the Internet. The setting for the survey was the Internet. Measures: Demographic information, researcher-designed questionnaire on information and support needs. Analysis: Descriptive statistics, content analysis of qualitative data. Results: The mean age of participants was 50.5 yrs (SD=9.2) with 15.9 years of education (SD=3.1). Women were primarily Caucasian (91.1%), from the US (80.2%), married (69.3%) and working full time (41.6%). The average time since diagnosis was 37.7 months (SD=38.3) and 32.7%% reported Stage III breast cancer. Treatment included chemotherapy (63.9%), mastectomy (57.9%), lumpectomy (52.0%) and radiation (53.0%). On a scale of 1 to 7 (highest score= 1) the mean rankings for information and support needs were: Physical Symptoms 2.34, Problem Solving/Coping Skills 2.77, Psychological Symptoms 2.95, Health Promotion 3.71, Resources 4.30, Restructuring Your Life 4.01, and Communication/ Social Relationships 4.13. A total of 92.3% desired information, 78.1% support from other patients, and 68.4% support from a nurse. Conclusions and Implications: For women with breast cancer who seek Internet information and support, immediate concerns have more importance than long-term concerns. Physical symptoms, coping needs and psychological symptoms are the highest priority, and health promotion, securing resources, life restructuring and communication are less important. The need continues long past diagnosis, and the majority of women require both information and support. This knowledge is needed in the design of nursing interventions to meet patients' high priority needs.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:03:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:03:17Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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