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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165640
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes of Complementary Therapy Use By Chemotherapy Patients
Author(s):
Wyatt, Gwen; Kozachik, S.; Given, C.; Given, B.
Author Details:
Gwen Wyatt, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, email: gwyatt@pilot.msu.edu; S. Kozachik; C. Given; B. Given
Abstract:
PURPOSE: The purpose of this pre- to post-test design was to compare outcomes of patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer who received standard cancer care with those who received standard cancer care plus an eight-week program of complementary therapies, including: 1) guided imagery (healing images set to music), and/or 2) reflexology (10-minute massage of each hand or foot), and/or 3) reminiscence therapy (family storytelling discussions between the patient and the family caregiver). THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: The Wyatt Quality of Life Model guided this study, which is a derivation of the Ferrell Quality of Life Model. DESIGN: A pre- to post-test design was utilized. SAMPLE: A convenience sample was used, with the majority of participants being women with breast cancer. To be eligible, participants had to be 21 years of age or older, and be willing to engage in the complementary therapy program during chemotherapy. METHODS: Family caregivers participated in the intervention with their family member (patient). An educational session for the complementary therapies was provided to the family caregiver and patient at the initial chemotherapy appointment, with 4 reinforcement sessions over an 8-week period. ANALYSIS: Using t-tests, the intervention group was compared on the following variables: depression, anxiety, spirituality, and patients’ reports of quality of life. FINDINGS: Findings indicate that: 1) patients who used one or more complementary therapies experienced lowered levels of depression (p<.024) and anxiety (p<.006) over time; and 2) patients who used one or more complementary therapies experienced increased levels of spirituality (p<.019), emotional quality of life (p<.000) and total quality of life (p<.000). CONCLUSIONS: Participants who took part in the complementary therapies achieved significantly lower levels of depression and anxiety and higher levels of spirituality, emotional quality of life and total quality of life. IMPLICATIONS: Findings from this study will be used as a model for designing future randomized clinical trials that utilize complementary therapies with cancer patients who are undergoing treatment.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2003
Conference Name:
28th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, 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.titleOutcomes of Complementary Therapy Use By Chemotherapy Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyatt, Gwenen_US
dc.contributor.authorKozachik, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGiven, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGiven, B.en_US
dc.author.detailsGwen Wyatt, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, email: gwyatt@pilot.msu.edu; S. Kozachik; C. Given; B. Givenen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165640-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: The purpose of this pre- to post-test design was to compare outcomes of patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer who received standard cancer care with those who received standard cancer care plus an eight-week program of complementary therapies, including: 1) guided imagery (healing images set to music), and/or 2) reflexology (10-minute massage of each hand or foot), and/or 3) reminiscence therapy (family storytelling discussions between the patient and the family caregiver). THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: The Wyatt Quality of Life Model guided this study, which is a derivation of the Ferrell Quality of Life Model. DESIGN: A pre- to post-test design was utilized. SAMPLE: A convenience sample was used, with the majority of participants being women with breast cancer. To be eligible, participants had to be 21 years of age or older, and be willing to engage in the complementary therapy program during chemotherapy. METHODS: Family caregivers participated in the intervention with their family member (patient). An educational session for the complementary therapies was provided to the family caregiver and patient at the initial chemotherapy appointment, with 4 reinforcement sessions over an 8-week period. ANALYSIS: Using t-tests, the intervention group was compared on the following variables: depression, anxiety, spirituality, and patients&rsquo; reports of quality of life. FINDINGS: Findings indicate that: 1) patients who used one or more complementary therapies experienced lowered levels of depression (p&lt;.024) and anxiety (p&lt;.006) over time; and 2) patients who used one or more complementary therapies experienced increased levels of spirituality (p&lt;.019), emotional quality of life (p&lt;.000) and total quality of life (p&lt;.000). CONCLUSIONS: Participants who took part in the complementary therapies achieved significantly lower levels of depression and anxiety and higher levels of spirituality, emotional quality of life and total quality of life. IMPLICATIONS: Findings from this study will be used as a model for designing future randomized clinical trials that utilize complementary therapies with cancer patients who are undergoing treatment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:22:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:22:19Z-
dc.conference.date2003en_US
dc.conference.name28th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, 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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