PROGRAM EDUCATES BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164768
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
PROGRAM EDUCATES BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
Author(s):
Martz, Carole; Rosenberg, Carol
Author Details:
Carole Martz, RN, MS, APN, AOCN, Clinical Coordinator, LIFE Program, Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, Illinois, USA, email: cmartz@northshore.org; Carol Rosenberg, MD, FACP, North Shore U. Health System, Highland Park, Illinois
Abstract:
Clinical/Evidence Based Practice: Over a quarter of all cancer survivors are women with a history of breast cancer. As persons surviving cancer live longer, the impact of lifestyle choices become more important. The adoption of a healthy lifestyle following breast cancer treatment has been shown in numerous studies to lead to improved outcomes. The staff of the Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program developed and implemented a program to address the educational needs of their healthcare system's breast cancer survivors concerning the importance of a healthy lifestyle choices. The staff of the LIFE Program at North Shore University Health System in Highland Park, IL, implemented an educational seminar entitled "Eat to Beat Malignancy and Walk Away From Cancer." In this seminar an overview of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle were highlighted in ways that were both meaningful and memorable. Strategies to encourage the breast cancer survivor to eat healthier and become more physically active were incorporated along with the other important lifestyle behaviors that can have a positive impact on health. The program was promoted both institutionally and through our local Cancer Wellness Center and the Illinois Division American Cancer Society. To date 300+ breast cancer survivors have attended the ôEat to Beat Malignancy and Walk Away From Cancerö seminar. Over 97% of the participants felt that the presentation helped them make healthier lifestyle decisions. Outcomes on weight loss and increases in physical activity achieved are pending. Breast cancer survivors must be educated on how their lifestyle choices can impact their risk for recurrence, other chronic diseases and second malignancies. Frequently this information is eye-opening and has the potential to be life-altering. Nurses are seen as trusted healthcare providers and must take the lead in educating patients in all practice settings.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePROGRAM EDUCATES BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLESen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartz, Caroleen_US
dc.contributor.authorRosenberg, Carolen_US
dc.author.detailsCarole Martz, RN, MS, APN, AOCN, Clinical Coordinator, LIFE Program, Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, Illinois, USA, email: cmartz@northshore.org; Carol Rosenberg, MD, FACP, North Shore U. Health System, Highland Park, Illinoisen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164768-
dc.description.abstractClinical/Evidence Based Practice: Over a quarter of all cancer survivors are women with a history of breast cancer. As persons surviving cancer live longer, the impact of lifestyle choices become more important. The adoption of a healthy lifestyle following breast cancer treatment has been shown in numerous studies to lead to improved outcomes. The staff of the Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program developed and implemented a program to address the educational needs of their healthcare system's breast cancer survivors concerning the importance of a healthy lifestyle choices. The staff of the LIFE Program at North Shore University Health System in Highland Park, IL, implemented an educational seminar entitled "Eat to Beat Malignancy and Walk Away From Cancer." In this seminar an overview of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle were highlighted in ways that were both meaningful and memorable. Strategies to encourage the breast cancer survivor to eat healthier and become more physically active were incorporated along with the other important lifestyle behaviors that can have a positive impact on health. The program was promoted both institutionally and through our local Cancer Wellness Center and the Illinois Division American Cancer Society. To date 300+ breast cancer survivors have attended the ôEat to Beat Malignancy and Walk Away From Cancerö seminar. Over 97% of the participants felt that the presentation helped them make healthier lifestyle decisions. Outcomes on weight loss and increases in physical activity achieved are pending. Breast cancer survivors must be educated on how their lifestyle choices can impact their risk for recurrence, other chronic diseases and second malignancies. Frequently this information is eye-opening and has the potential to be life-altering. Nurses are seen as trusted healthcare providers and must take the lead in educating patients in all practice settings.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:39Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_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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