ASSESSING THE SEXUAL HEALTH NEEDS OF RECIPIENTS OF BLOOD CELL OR BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165182
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
ASSESSING THE SEXUAL HEALTH NEEDS OF RECIPIENTS OF BLOOD CELL OR BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION.
Author(s):
Booker, Reanne
Author Details:
Reanne Booker, RN BSCN MN, Nurse Practitioner, Tom Baker Cancer Center/Alberta Cancer Board, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, email: rbooker@ualberta.ca
Abstract:
Sexuality is a broad term and is comprised of physical, psychological, social and functional components. It is an integral part of one's quality of life and is significantly influenced by a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Several authors have identified that sexual dysfunction in post bone marrow transplant patients occurs in approximately 50% of patients. Further, close to 70% of female transplant survivors and 20% of male survivors reported ongoing sexual difficulties three years following treatment. Patients are often hesitant to discuss sexual health concerns with their health care provider for a variety of reasons. Often, patients will wait for the health care professional to initiate discussion in the area. Review of the literature revealed a lack of standardized instruments available for assessing sexual health in oncology patients. Very few existing tools were developed systematically with subsequent paucity of psychometric data available. Additionally, few of the tools are comprehensive. Most assess sexual function/dysfunction and not the broader concept of sexuality. Objectives: 1. to field test a novel sexual health assessment guide in patients who have undergone blood cell/bone marrow transplant 2. to identify patients' concerns about sexuality following blood cell/ bone marrow transplant (autologous and allogeneic) 3. to identify areas of patient concern requiring further assessment and intervention Following review of the literature and existing assessment tools, the Sexual Health Assessment Guide was developed. This tool uses the sexual response cycle as a conceptual framework. The tool was created with input from BMT psychologists. The tool incorporates physical, psychological and social/relational domains. A 6-point Likert scale assesses patients' sexual health concerns and the related distress that these concerns impose. This pilot study will employ a descriptive exploratory design to examine the sexual health needs of patients who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In addition, psychometric properties of the sexual health assessment guide will be assessed as part of this pilot. No findings available at this time.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleASSESSING THE SEXUAL HEALTH NEEDS OF RECIPIENTS OF BLOOD CELL OR BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBooker, Reanneen_US
dc.author.detailsReanne Booker, RN BSCN MN, Nurse Practitioner, Tom Baker Cancer Center/Alberta Cancer Board, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, email: rbooker@ualberta.caen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165182-
dc.description.abstractSexuality is a broad term and is comprised of physical, psychological, social and functional components. It is an integral part of one's quality of life and is significantly influenced by a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Several authors have identified that sexual dysfunction in post bone marrow transplant patients occurs in approximately 50% of patients. Further, close to 70% of female transplant survivors and 20% of male survivors reported ongoing sexual difficulties three years following treatment. Patients are often hesitant to discuss sexual health concerns with their health care provider for a variety of reasons. Often, patients will wait for the health care professional to initiate discussion in the area. Review of the literature revealed a lack of standardized instruments available for assessing sexual health in oncology patients. Very few existing tools were developed systematically with subsequent paucity of psychometric data available. Additionally, few of the tools are comprehensive. Most assess sexual function/dysfunction and not the broader concept of sexuality. Objectives: 1. to field test a novel sexual health assessment guide in patients who have undergone blood cell/bone marrow transplant 2. to identify patients' concerns about sexuality following blood cell/ bone marrow transplant (autologous and allogeneic) 3. to identify areas of patient concern requiring further assessment and intervention Following review of the literature and existing assessment tools, the Sexual Health Assessment Guide was developed. This tool uses the sexual response cycle as a conceptual framework. The tool was created with input from BMT psychologists. The tool incorporates physical, psychological and social/relational domains. A 6-point Likert scale assesses patients' sexual health concerns and the related distress that these concerns impose. This pilot study will employ a descriptive exploratory design to examine the sexual health needs of patients who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In addition, psychometric properties of the sexual health assessment guide will be assessed as part of this pilot. No findings available at this time.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:13:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:13:59Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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