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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165473
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Wives of Men With Prostate Cancer: Examining Information Needs
Author(s):
Mason, T.
Author Details:
T. Mason, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
Abstract:
Nurses play a key role in patient/family education. To afford the best possible care, nurses need to accurately assess and meet information needs. Purpose: The literature supports that family members of cancer patients have information needs frequently overlooked by healthcare providers. Family members also consistently report difficulty obtaining information. Shortened hospitalizations and clinic appointments evolved with managed care. The purpose of this abstract is to report findings of a study aimed to identify and measure perceived information needs of wives of men diagnosed with prostate cancer who have undergone brachytherapy. Ultimately, this information will lead to improved education. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: Family systems theory provides the conceptual framework. Dynamics of family development impacts clinical decision-making and adjustment to illness. Each family member’s response can affect the other members. Understanding information needs of family members can assist nurses in health teaching and diagnosing. Methods: Convenient sample of wives obtained on day of brachytherapy. Consent and demographic data was collected. The 30-item Family Inventory of Needs-Wives (modified version of Family Inventory of Needs-Husbands) instrument was utilized Data Analysis: Sixty-five wives (mean age 60.8 years) participated. Mean age of patients was 64.8 years and Stage II Prostate Cancer most commonly reported (96.9%). Subjects ranked needs on Likert-type scale (1=not important to 5=extremely important). All needs were rated important (range 2.85 to 4.95). Degree of being met, partly met or unmet varied. Only "Be assured that best possible care is being given" was never ranked as unmet. The highest rated unmet needs were "Know what to expect of husband’s energies"(33.9%), "Know how to touch husband" (32.2%), "Have someone be concerned about my health" (33.3%) and "Be told about people who could help with problems (i.e., financial, household)" (35.7%). Education and age of wife did not influence percentage of unmet needs (P=0.18 and 0.47 respectively). Findings and Implications: With less opportunity to educate, a challenge exists for nurses to appropriately tailor effective and desired family education. Therefore, an adequate description of family needs is required to contribute to improved care. Data from this study will be used to help nurses prioritize care and guide the development and revision of educational material.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Anaheim, California, 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.titleWives of Men With Prostate Cancer: Examining Information Needsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMason, T.en_US
dc.author.detailsT. Mason, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165473-
dc.description.abstractNurses play a key role in patient/family education. To afford the best possible care, nurses need to accurately assess and meet information needs. Purpose: The literature supports that family members of cancer patients have information needs frequently overlooked by healthcare providers. Family members also consistently report difficulty obtaining information. Shortened hospitalizations and clinic appointments evolved with managed care. The purpose of this abstract is to report findings of a study aimed to identify and measure perceived information needs of wives of men diagnosed with prostate cancer who have undergone brachytherapy. Ultimately, this information will lead to improved education. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: Family systems theory provides the conceptual framework. Dynamics of family development impacts clinical decision-making and adjustment to illness. Each family member’s response can affect the other members. Understanding information needs of family members can assist nurses in health teaching and diagnosing. Methods: Convenient sample of wives obtained on day of brachytherapy. Consent and demographic data was collected. The 30-item Family Inventory of Needs-Wives (modified version of Family Inventory of Needs-Husbands) instrument was utilized Data Analysis: Sixty-five wives (mean age 60.8 years) participated. Mean age of patients was 64.8 years and Stage II Prostate Cancer most commonly reported (96.9%). Subjects ranked needs on Likert-type scale (1=not important to 5=extremely important). All needs were rated important (range 2.85 to 4.95). Degree of being met, partly met or unmet varied. Only "Be assured that best possible care is being given" was never ranked as unmet. The highest rated unmet needs were "Know what to expect of husband’s energies"(33.9%), "Know how to touch husband" (32.2%), "Have someone be concerned about my health" (33.3%) and "Be told about people who could help with problems (i.e., financial, household)" (35.7%). Education and age of wife did not influence percentage of unmet needs (P=0.18 and 0.47 respectively). Findings and Implications: With less opportunity to educate, a challenge exists for nurses to appropriately tailor effective and desired family education. Therefore, an adequate description of family needs is required to contribute to improved care. Data from this study will be used to help nurses prioritize care and guide the development and revision of educational material.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:19:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:19:10Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name29th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationAnaheim, California, 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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