Effects on Alleviation of Skin Discomfort for Patients Receiving Targeted Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303924
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects on Alleviation of Skin Discomfort for Patients Receiving Targeted Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach
Author(s):
Ke, Ya-Ting; Hsu, Su-Chen; Yang, Li-Chien
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ya-Ting Ke, RN, PhD, genie.momo@msa.hinet.net; Su-Chen Hsu, MS, RN; Li-Chien Yang, MSN, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: Using an evidence-based nursing model to determine the effectiveness of oatmeal lotion in improving skin conditions caused by targeted therapies.

Methods: The five steps of evidence-based practice were applied to assess and manage skin conditions. The subjects were 13 Hematology/Oncology ward patients in a medical center in southern Taiwan receiving targeted therapies that caused skin-related side effects in them. The three variables include: rash severity measured by visual analogue score (VAS), rash-covered areas, and itching spots.

Results: After a 4-week intervention of oatmeal lotion, overall VAS scores dropped from 15.5 to 4.2 with overall response rate of 81.2%.

Conclusion: Effective dose with the oatmeal lotion is useful in managing and improving skin conditions caused by targeted chemotherapies, achieving a satisfying quality of life for patients and improving patients' body image.

Keywords:
oatmeal lotion; targeted therapy drugs
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects on Alleviation of Skin Discomfort for Patients Receiving Targeted Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approachen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKe, Ya-Tingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHsu, Su-Chenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYang, Li-Chienen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsYa-Ting Ke, RN, PhD, genie.momo@msa.hinet.net; Su-Chen Hsu, MS, RN; Li-Chien Yang, MSN, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303924-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Using an evidence-based nursing model to determine the effectiveness of oatmeal lotion in improving skin conditions caused by targeted therapies. <p><b>Methods: </b>The five steps of evidence-based practice were applied to assess and manage skin conditions. The subjects were 13 Hematology/Oncology ward patients in a medical center in southern Taiwan receiving targeted therapies that caused skin-related side effects in them. The three variables include: rash severity measured by visual analogue score (VAS), rash-covered areas, and itching spots. <p><b>Results: </b>After a 4-week intervention of oatmeal lotion, overall VAS scores dropped from 15.5 to 4.2 with overall response rate of 81.2%. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Effective dose with the oatmeal lotion is useful in managing and improving skin conditions caused by targeted chemotherapies, achieving a satisfying quality of life for patients and improving patients' body image.en_GB
dc.subjectoatmeal lotionen_GB
dc.subjecttargeted therapy drugsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:58Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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