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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335287
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effects of an Education Program of Lymphedema for Breast Cancer Patients
Author(s):
Kim, Min Young; Hwang, Eunkyung; Kim, Young Mee
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Alpha-at-Large
Author Details:
Min Young Kim, RN, MSN, PhD, OCN, KOAPN, musemy2@hanmail.net; Eunkyung Hwang, RN; Young Mee Kim, RN, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of education program consisting of three kinds of group education and one kind of personal education on lymphedema prevention and coping strategy. Methods: A cross-sectional survey design was utilized. The data were collected by the questionnaires from 125 breast cancer patients about general and medical characteristics, experience of education, anxiety, depression and knowledge for lymphedema management at one university hospital in Seoul, Korea. The data were analyzed using chi-square test, t-test and ANOVA. Results: The mean age of the participants was 52.3 (SD=8.8). 69.6% of them participated in one or more kinds of education programs. Among group education programs, the participants attended education of lymphedema most (50.4%), followed by management after breast cancer surgery (45.6%), and Understanding breast cancer' (39.2%). 22.4% of them received the personal education from an education specialized nurse. The participants who had an experience to be educated had higher knowledge about lymphedema (p<.001). And according to the education experience, there was a significant difference in knowledge about coping with lymphedema - that is to say, applying decongestive stokings, exercise for lymphedema prevention and skin management. However, there was no significant difference for occurrence of lymphedema according to the education experience. The participants who were educated personally by an education specialized nurse had a significantly lower score of anxiety or depression than those who were not (p<.005). Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that both group and personal education programs for breast cancer patients can raise knowledge and coping skills to improve understandings of and to prevent lymphedema. Therefore education about lymphedema for breast cancer patients should be incorporated into breast cancer nursing care. And especially, nurse's personal education can play a pivotal role than group education in psychological aspects.
Keywords:
breast cancer; lymphedema; education
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST120
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Effects of an Education Program of Lymphedema for Breast Cancer Patientsen
dc.contributor.authorKim, Min Youngen
dc.contributor.authorHwang, Eunkyungen
dc.contributor.authorKim, Young Meeen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Alpha-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsMin Young Kim, RN, MSN, PhD, OCN, KOAPN, musemy2@hanmail.net; Eunkyung Hwang, RN; Young Mee Kim, RN, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335287-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of education program consisting of three kinds of group education and one kind of personal education on lymphedema prevention and coping strategy. Methods: A cross-sectional survey design was utilized. The data were collected by the questionnaires from 125 breast cancer patients about general and medical characteristics, experience of education, anxiety, depression and knowledge for lymphedema management at one university hospital in Seoul, Korea. The data were analyzed using chi-square test, t-test and ANOVA. Results: The mean age of the participants was 52.3 (SD=8.8). 69.6% of them participated in one or more kinds of education programs. Among group education programs, the participants attended education of lymphedema most (50.4%), followed by management after breast cancer surgery (45.6%), and Understanding breast cancer' (39.2%). 22.4% of them received the personal education from an education specialized nurse. The participants who had an experience to be educated had higher knowledge about lymphedema (p<.001). And according to the education experience, there was a significant difference in knowledge about coping with lymphedema - that is to say, applying decongestive stokings, exercise for lymphedema prevention and skin management. However, there was no significant difference for occurrence of lymphedema according to the education experience. The participants who were educated personally by an education specialized nurse had a significantly lower score of anxiety or depression than those who were not (p<.005). Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that both group and personal education programs for breast cancer patients can raise knowledge and coping skills to improve understandings of and to prevent lymphedema. Therefore education about lymphedema for breast cancer patients should be incorporated into breast cancer nursing care. And especially, nurse's personal education can play a pivotal role than group education in psychological aspects.en
dc.subjectbreast canceren
dc.subjectlymphedemaen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:48:52Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:48:52Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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