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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308606
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Supportive Care Needs of Cancer Survivors
Author(s):
Walsh, M Eileen; Jones, Tisha; Reis, Debra V.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
M Eileen Walsh, PhD, MSN, BSN, eileen.walsh@utoledo.edu; Tisha Jones, MSW; Debra Reis, MSN, RN, CNP
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Over 11.9 million Americans have survived cancer; 7 million are aged 65 years or older.  Healthcare providers need to understand the unique needs of this growing population. The purposes of this study were to 1) assess supportive care needs of cancer survivors and 2) determine interest in services and programs. A convenience sample of cancer survivors at a midwest cancer institute were invited to participate.  Cancer survivors  completed 1) Supportive Care Needs Survey-Long Form, 59 items addressing domains of psychological, health system and information, physical and daily living, patient care and support, and sexuality and 2) a 2-page survey about services and programs.  A total of 201 subjects (123 women, 78 men), ages 30-70 years (mean= 64) were enrolled.  Participants were stages I-IV cancer: 23% breast, 17% gastrointestinal, 16% blood, 16% lung, 16% reproductive, and 12% other.  The majority (54%) was receiving chemotherapy, 19% radiation, 7% combination and 19% had completed therapy.  Patient care and support needs were identified as no need – satisfied; other domains were rated as satisfied and low –moderate need. Participants aged 50-59 years had higher health system and information needs (p=.004); participants aged 30-49, 50-59 and 60-69 years reported higher needs related to sexuality p=.003, <0.0001, 0.038 respectively.  Participants aged 30-49 and 50-59 years reported higher average psychological domain scores p=0.049 and 0.037 respectively.  Females had significantly higher psychological needs (p=0.03).  Of the 71% (143/201) respondents the services and programs with the highest interest were: massage therapy (40%), relaxation therapy (35%), screenings (22%) and survivor series (19%).  E-mail (15%), Face book (10%) and web/chat groups (6%) were the top methods. Healthcare providers should consider age in addressing supportive care needs of survivors.  Females who survive cancer may require more help dealing with psychological issues.   Massage and relaxation therapies should be incorporated into survivor clinics.
Keywords:
cancer; survivors; needs
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSupportive Care Needs of Cancer Survivorsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, M Eileenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJones, Tishaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReis, Debra V.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsM Eileen Walsh, PhD, MSN, BSN, eileen.walsh@utoledo.edu; Tisha Jones, MSW; Debra Reis, MSN, RN, CNPen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308606-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Over 11.9 million Americans have survived cancer; 7 million are aged 65 years or older.  Healthcare providers need to understand the unique needs of this growing population. The purposes of this study were to 1) assess supportive care needs of cancer survivors and 2) determine interest in services and programs. A convenience sample of cancer survivors at a midwest cancer institute were invited to participate.  Cancer survivors  completed 1) Supportive Care Needs Survey-Long Form, 59 items addressing domains of psychological, health system and information, physical and daily living, patient care and support, and sexuality and 2) a 2-page survey about services and programs.  A total of 201 subjects (123 women, 78 men), ages 30-70 years (mean= 64) were enrolled.  Participants were stages I-IV cancer: 23% breast, 17% gastrointestinal, 16% blood, 16% lung, 16% reproductive, and 12% other.  The majority (54%) was receiving chemotherapy, 19% radiation, 7% combination and 19% had completed therapy.  Patient care and support needs were identified as no need – satisfied; other domains were rated as satisfied and low –moderate need. Participants aged 50-59 years had higher health system and information needs (p=.004); participants aged 30-49, 50-59 and 60-69 years reported higher needs related to sexuality p=.003, <0.0001, 0.038 respectively.  Participants aged 30-49 and 50-59 years reported higher average psychological domain scores p=0.049 and 0.037 respectively.  Females had significantly higher psychological needs (p=0.03).  Of the 71% (143/201) respondents the services and programs with the highest interest were: massage therapy (40%), relaxation therapy (35%), screenings (22%) and survivor series (19%).  E-mail (15%), Face book (10%) and web/chat groups (6%) were the top methods. Healthcare providers should consider age in addressing supportive care needs of survivors.  Females who survive cancer may require more help dealing with psychological issues.   Massage and relaxation therapies should be incorporated into survivor clinics.en_GB
dc.subjectcanceren_GB
dc.subjectsurvivorsen_GB
dc.subjectneedsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:31Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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