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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164945
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Decreasing Cancer-Related Fatigue through an EBP Walking Program Pilot
Author(s):
Courtney, Laurel; Hock, Karen
Author Details:
Laurel Courtney, RN, MS, AOCN, CNS, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: lori.courtney@osumc.edu; Karen Hock
Abstract:
Clinical/Evidence Based Practice: Fatigue is the most prevalent side-effect of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Greater than 90% of patients undergoing treatment experience this symptom. Cancer-Related Fatigue impacts patients physically, cognitively and mentally and substantially impacts patientsÆ quality of life and ability to function optimally on a daily basis. Walking is an inexpensive method to incorporate into a life style and improve management of this symptom. A systematic review done on the use of pedometers to increase physical activity found that pedometer users who were given a goal, whether 10,000 steps or an alternative personalized step goal all significantly increased physical activity over baseline; pedometer users not given a goal did not increase their physical activity. The goal is to implement and incorporate an Evidenced Based Practice Walking program into patientsÆ plan of care for both inpatient and ambulatory patients utilizing pedometers and exercise logs based on the PEP card on fatigue. The inpatient and ambulatory units for the pilot were given education on the walking program by a member of the Fatigue workgroup. An algorithm was developed for staff to use for both exercising/non-exercising patients. Folders containing all of the teaching materials were made for the patients. In addition, the exercise log and goal for the week forms were included in the folder and staff taught how to set goals for patients. Pedometers were distributed by Fatigue Workgroup on the pilot units. Patients received a ribbon after two weeks of meeting their goal. Every two weeks the patients received a sticker to add to the ribbon. At the end of twelve week pilot patients could choose a tennis shoe key chain or a medal recognizing their achievement. Evaluations will be collected at the end of the pilot from both the nurses and the patients participating in the walking program. At the end of the pilot, evaluations will be reviewed as well as the fatigue scores documented for each participant. Changes needed will be made and further implementation will occur. Utilizing the PEP card on fatigue was a successful way to integrate evidence into practice and impact patient care.
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
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.titleDecreasing Cancer-Related Fatigue through an EBP Walking Program Piloten_GB
dc.contributor.authorCourtney, Laurelen_US
dc.contributor.authorHock, Karenen_US
dc.author.detailsLaurel Courtney, RN, MS, AOCN, CNS, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: lori.courtney@osumc.edu; Karen Hocken_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164945-
dc.description.abstractClinical/Evidence Based Practice: Fatigue is the most prevalent side-effect of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Greater than 90% of patients undergoing treatment experience this symptom. Cancer-Related Fatigue impacts patients physically, cognitively and mentally and substantially impacts patientsÆ quality of life and ability to function optimally on a daily basis. Walking is an inexpensive method to incorporate into a life style and improve management of this symptom. A systematic review done on the use of pedometers to increase physical activity found that pedometer users who were given a goal, whether 10,000 steps or an alternative personalized step goal all significantly increased physical activity over baseline; pedometer users not given a goal did not increase their physical activity. The goal is to implement and incorporate an Evidenced Based Practice Walking program into patientsÆ plan of care for both inpatient and ambulatory patients utilizing pedometers and exercise logs based on the PEP card on fatigue. The inpatient and ambulatory units for the pilot were given education on the walking program by a member of the Fatigue workgroup. An algorithm was developed for staff to use for both exercising/non-exercising patients. Folders containing all of the teaching materials were made for the patients. In addition, the exercise log and goal for the week forms were included in the folder and staff taught how to set goals for patients. Pedometers were distributed by Fatigue Workgroup on the pilot units. Patients received a ribbon after two weeks of meeting their goal. Every two weeks the patients received a sticker to add to the ribbon. At the end of twelve week pilot patients could choose a tennis shoe key chain or a medal recognizing their achievement. Evaluations will be collected at the end of the pilot from both the nurses and the patients participating in the walking program. At the end of the pilot, evaluations will be reviewed as well as the fatigue scores documented for each participant. Changes needed will be made and further implementation will occur. Utilizing the PEP card on fatigue was a successful way to integrate evidence into practice and impact patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:46Z-
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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