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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165299
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
NUTRITION AND FATIGUE IN MELANOMA PATIENTS DURING AND AFTER BIOCHEMOTHERAPY
Author(s):
Porock, Davina; Beshears, Brenda; Juenger, Jackie; Hinton, Pamela
Author Details:
Davina Porock, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, Nottingham, England; Brenda Beshears, RN, MSN; Jackie Juenger, RN, MSN; Pamela Hinton, PhD
Abstract:
Fatigue is a prevalent symptom of cancer and cancer treatment. For patients undergoing biochemotherapy, fatigue can be so severe as to be dose-limiting. Little is known about fatigue related to biochemotherapy compared to other anti-cancer therapies, even less is known about nutrition in this population and how it relates to the perception of fatigue. The purpose of this study is to describe fatigue and nutritional status and their relationship in patients during and after biochemotherapy treatment for melanoma. Winningham’s psychobiologic entropy theory guided the larger study on the physiological and psychological characteristics of fatigue in biotherapy from which this presentation is taken. A mixed method approach was taken for this study combining a descriptive correlational method for the quantitative part and a simple thematic analysis for the qualitative part. All 25 participants completed the quantitative measurements and 10 were interviewed. The participants were patients at a Midwest cancer center for advanced melanoma with biochemotherapy. Fatigue was measured using the 6-item Schwarz Cancer Fatigue Scale. Nutritional intake was recorded by 24-hour diet recall. Nutritional status was described in terms of participant BMI and nutrient intake: total caloric intake, and carbohydrate, protein, fat and vitamin intake. Fatigue responses were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Fatigue and nutritional status were correlated using non-parametric analysis. A thematic analysis was performed on the taped interviews. Comparison between the qualitative and quantitative analyses was done qualitatively. The sample was overweight and most had a more than adequate intake of nutrients based on the recommended daily-required intake. There was no significant relationship between nutrient intake and perception of fatigue. Despite the intuitiveness in the current theoretical understanding of nutritional status being related to or even causative for fatigue, when the patient is well nourished and not underweight the impact of nutrition is difficult to establish. The results of the qualitative analysis in terms of the perception of fatigue did not entirely correspond with participants’ responses to the quantitative measures.
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
Sponsors:
Funding Sources: Funded by the ONS Foundation through an unrestricted grant from Schering Oncology Biotech.
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.titleNUTRITION AND FATIGUE IN MELANOMA PATIENTS DURING AND AFTER BIOCHEMOTHERAPYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPorock, Davinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBeshears, Brendaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJuenger, Jackieen_US
dc.contributor.authorHinton, Pamelaen_US
dc.author.detailsDavina Porock, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, Nottingham, England; Brenda Beshears, RN, MSN; Jackie Juenger, RN, MSN; Pamela Hinton, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165299-
dc.description.abstractFatigue is a prevalent symptom of cancer and cancer treatment. For patients undergoing biochemotherapy, fatigue can be so severe as to be dose-limiting. Little is known about fatigue related to biochemotherapy compared to other anti-cancer therapies, even less is known about nutrition in this population and how it relates to the perception of fatigue. The purpose of this study is to describe fatigue and nutritional status and their relationship in patients during and after biochemotherapy treatment for melanoma. Winningham’s psychobiologic entropy theory guided the larger study on the physiological and psychological characteristics of fatigue in biotherapy from which this presentation is taken. A mixed method approach was taken for this study combining a descriptive correlational method for the quantitative part and a simple thematic analysis for the qualitative part. All 25 participants completed the quantitative measurements and 10 were interviewed. The participants were patients at a Midwest cancer center for advanced melanoma with biochemotherapy. Fatigue was measured using the 6-item Schwarz Cancer Fatigue Scale. Nutritional intake was recorded by 24-hour diet recall. Nutritional status was described in terms of participant BMI and nutrient intake: total caloric intake, and carbohydrate, protein, fat and vitamin intake. Fatigue responses were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Fatigue and nutritional status were correlated using non-parametric analysis. A thematic analysis was performed on the taped interviews. Comparison between the qualitative and quantitative analyses was done qualitatively. The sample was overweight and most had a more than adequate intake of nutrients based on the recommended daily-required intake. There was no significant relationship between nutrient intake and perception of fatigue. Despite the intuitiveness in the current theoretical understanding of nutritional status being related to or even causative for fatigue, when the patient is well nourished and not underweight the impact of nutrition is difficult to establish. The results of the qualitative analysis in terms of the perception of fatigue did not entirely correspond with participants’ responses to the quantitative measures.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:16:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:16:03Z-
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.sponsorshipFunding Sources: Funded by the ONS Foundation through an unrestricted grant from Schering Oncology Biotech.-
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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