The learning needs and level of knowledge of patients who visited outpatient unit receiving chemotherapy at National Cancer Center in Korea

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164996
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The learning needs and level of knowledge of patients who visited outpatient unit receiving chemotherapy at National Cancer Center in Korea
Author(s):
Jun, Mee Duk
Author Details:
Mee Duk Jun, RN, MEd, OCN, RN, OCN, Patient educator, National Cancer Center, Goyang-Si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, email: pbchon@hanmail.net
Abstract:
Education; The longer survival with early cancer detection and cancer treatment advancement has occurred, patients with cancer have extensive learning needs in order to understand their disease, make treatment decisions, manage care and symptoms at home, and cope effectively. Specially there is an increased need for patient education in the patients population receiving chemotherapy because of the side effects of chemotherapy and treatment modalities. Healthcare professionals are challenged in meeting these extensive learning needs and required evaluation of learning needs of patients receiving chemotherapy. This study was a descriptive investigation in order to analyze the learning needs of cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy and level of knowledge in these patients. After reviewing other related studies, the survey consisted of seven general questions about their cancer and their treatment, nine questions about cancer chemotherapy, and ten questions about life style and self-care behaviors. The validity of these contents were tested by the group of oncology specialists. Data were collected during the period from Jan. 2 to May 28, 2008 from 242 outpatients who both were receiving and planned to receive chemotherapy at National Cancer Center, Korea. The study showed that learning needs (3.44-0.45) are higher than knowledge level (2.56-0.46) and learning needs were always high regardless of site of cancer, stage of cancer, previous treatment, time period, experience of chemotherapy, and demography. Learning needs about prognosis of disease were first, the symptoms of ER visits were second, and the treatment plans were third. Female cancer patients showed higher learning needs than male. Knowledge level showed high with both income and educational level. This research may be useful to make systematic, personalized education materials for patients receiving chemotherapy based on their patients' knowledge level and learning needs in each stage of disease treatment. According to the result of high learning needs regardless of site and stage of cancer, previous treatment, time period, experience of chemotherapy, and demography, health care professionals need to provide education program to patients receiving chemotherapy periodically and continuously.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe learning needs and level of knowledge of patients who visited outpatient unit receiving chemotherapy at National Cancer Center in Koreaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJun, Mee Duken_US
dc.author.detailsMee Duk Jun, RN, MEd, OCN, RN, OCN, Patient educator, National Cancer Center, Goyang-Si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, email: pbchon@hanmail.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164996-
dc.description.abstractEducation; The longer survival with early cancer detection and cancer treatment advancement has occurred, patients with cancer have extensive learning needs in order to understand their disease, make treatment decisions, manage care and symptoms at home, and cope effectively. Specially there is an increased need for patient education in the patients population receiving chemotherapy because of the side effects of chemotherapy and treatment modalities. Healthcare professionals are challenged in meeting these extensive learning needs and required evaluation of learning needs of patients receiving chemotherapy. This study was a descriptive investigation in order to analyze the learning needs of cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy and level of knowledge in these patients. After reviewing other related studies, the survey consisted of seven general questions about their cancer and their treatment, nine questions about cancer chemotherapy, and ten questions about life style and self-care behaviors. The validity of these contents were tested by the group of oncology specialists. Data were collected during the period from Jan. 2 to May 28, 2008 from 242 outpatients who both were receiving and planned to receive chemotherapy at National Cancer Center, Korea. The study showed that learning needs (3.44-0.45) are higher than knowledge level (2.56-0.46) and learning needs were always high regardless of site of cancer, stage of cancer, previous treatment, time period, experience of chemotherapy, and demography. Learning needs about prognosis of disease were first, the symptoms of ER visits were second, and the treatment plans were third. Female cancer patients showed higher learning needs than male. Knowledge level showed high with both income and educational level. This research may be useful to make systematic, personalized education materials for patients receiving chemotherapy based on their patients' knowledge level and learning needs in each stage of disease treatment. According to the result of high learning needs regardless of site and stage of cancer, previous treatment, time period, experience of chemotherapy, and demography, health care professionals need to provide education program to patients receiving chemotherapy periodically and continuously.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:10:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:10:42Z-
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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