COMPARING INFORMATION NEEDS OF WIVES OF MEN WITH PROSTATE CANCER: RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY AND BRACHYTHERAPY

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165288
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
COMPARING INFORMATION NEEDS OF WIVES OF MEN WITH PROSTATE CANCER: RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY AND BRACHYTHERAPY
Author(s):
Mason, Tina
Author Details:
Tina Mason, ARNP, MSN, AOCN, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
Abstract:
Cancer patient’s families consistently report difficulty obtaining information, a need frequently overlooked by healthcare providers. Hospital stays and clinic appointments have been shortened with the evolution of managed care. Thus, time and opportunities to evaluate and address learning needs are diminished. Nurses play a key role in patient/family education. Accurately addressing information needs is essential to providing excellent care. The purpose of this abstract is summarize a study aimed to identify and measure perceived information needs of wives of men diagnosed with prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy or brachytherapy. Family Systems Theory espouses that dynamics of family development impacts clinical decision-making and illness adjustment. Each individual’s response can affect other members. Understanding information needs can assist nurses in diagnosing and teaching. A convenient sample of sixty-five wives was obtained for radical prostatectomy group and sixty-six wives for brachytherapy group. Consent and demographic data were collected. The 30-item Family Inventory of Needs-Wives instrument was utilized. Subjects ranked needs on Likert- type scale (1= not important to 5= extremely important) and noted degree of each need being met. Radical prostatectomy: Mean age of wives = 55.6 years. All needs were rated as important (range 3.26 to 4.97). “Being assured of best possible care given,” “Know what treatment is received,” “Feel health professionals care,” “Explanations in understandable terms,” and “Know what exactly is being done” were never rated as unmet. Age influenced unmet needs (p=0.0019). Brachytherapy: Mean age of wives = 60.8 years. All needs were rated important (range 2.85 to 4.95). Only “Be assured that best possible care is being given” was never ranked as unmet. Education and age did not influence unmet needs (p=0.18 and 0.47 respectively). Of top 4 unmet needs, similar rankings found in both groups, respectively: “Be told about people who could help with problems” (40.8%; 35.7%), ‘Know what to expect of husband’s energies” (34.9%; 33.9%), and “Know how to touch husband’ (30.0%; 32.3%). With less opportunity to educate, nurses are challenged to appropriately tailor family education. Therefore, an adequate description of information needs is required. Data will be used to prioritize care and develop/revise educational materials.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCOMPARING INFORMATION NEEDS OF WIVES OF MEN WITH PROSTATE CANCER: RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY AND BRACHYTHERAPYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMason, Tinaen_US
dc.author.detailsTina Mason, ARNP, MSN, AOCN, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165288-
dc.description.abstractCancer patient’s families consistently report difficulty obtaining information, a need frequently overlooked by healthcare providers. Hospital stays and clinic appointments have been shortened with the evolution of managed care. Thus, time and opportunities to evaluate and address learning needs are diminished. Nurses play a key role in patient/family education. Accurately addressing information needs is essential to providing excellent care. The purpose of this abstract is summarize a study aimed to identify and measure perceived information needs of wives of men diagnosed with prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy or brachytherapy. Family Systems Theory espouses that dynamics of family development impacts clinical decision-making and illness adjustment. Each individual’s response can affect other members. Understanding information needs can assist nurses in diagnosing and teaching. A convenient sample of sixty-five wives was obtained for radical prostatectomy group and sixty-six wives for brachytherapy group. Consent and demographic data were collected. The 30-item Family Inventory of Needs-Wives instrument was utilized. Subjects ranked needs on Likert- type scale (1= not important to 5= extremely important) and noted degree of each need being met. Radical prostatectomy: Mean age of wives = 55.6 years. All needs were rated as important (range 3.26 to 4.97). “Being assured of best possible care given,” “Know what treatment is received,” “Feel health professionals care,” “Explanations in understandable terms,” and “Know what exactly is being done” were never rated as unmet. Age influenced unmet needs (p=0.0019). Brachytherapy: Mean age of wives = 60.8 years. All needs were rated important (range 2.85 to 4.95). Only “Be assured that best possible care is being given” was never ranked as unmet. Education and age did not influence unmet needs (p=0.18 and 0.47 respectively). Of top 4 unmet needs, similar rankings found in both groups, respectively: “Be told about people who could help with problems” (40.8%; 35.7%), ‘Know what to expect of husband’s energies” (34.9%; 33.9%), and “Know how to touch husband’ (30.0%; 32.3%). With less opportunity to educate, nurses are challenged to appropriately tailor family education. Therefore, an adequate description of information needs is required. Data will be used to prioritize care and develop/revise educational materials.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:15:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:15:51Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, 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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