Oral Care for Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Management

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623735
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Article
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Oral Care for Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Management
Author(s):
Cullen, Laura; Baumler, Sharon; Farrington, Michele; Dawson, Cindy; Folkmann, Peggy; Brenner, Loraine
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma
Author Details:
Laura Cullen is an evidence-based practice scientist, Sharon Baumler is a staff nurse, Michele Farrington is a clinical health care research associate, Cindy Dawson is the interim chief nursing officer, Peggy Folkmann is a nurse clinician (retired), and Loraine Brenner is a nurse clinician, all in the Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Contact author: Laura Cullen, laura-cullen@uiowa.edu. The authors gratefully acknowledge Jimmy Reyes, DNP, RN, AGNP, for his translation of the oral care insert into Spanish, and the DAISY Foundation for the partial funding it provided. The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
Abstract:

An evidence-based practice change at a radiation oncology center in a large academic medical center was designed to reduce the severity of oral mucositis in adults receiving radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. In the intervention described, patients were given newly created oral care kits and educational materials to improve their oral hygiene. Evaluations were conducted at three points during the project (before radiation treatment, during week 4 to 5 of treatment, and one month after treatment). At week 4 to 5—when the severity of oral mucositis is expected to peak—patients reported improved oral hygiene practices and reduced oral mucositis severity. The authors conclude that the use of these oral care kits and educational materials lessened the effects of oral mucositis during and after radiation treatment.

Keywords:
evidence-based practice; oncology; radiation therapy; radiation-induced mucositis; head and neck cancer; oral care; symptom management
Repository Posting Date:
26-Jan-2018
Date of Publication:
Jan-2018
Version of Published Work:
Post-print
Citation:
Cullen, L., Baumier, S., Farrington, M., Dawson, C. Folkmann, P., & Brenner. L. (2017) CE: Oral Care for Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Management. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 118(1), 24-34. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623735.
Publisher:
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Sponsors:
The DAISY Foundation
Note:
The as-published version of this article may be found at: https://journals.lww.com/ajnonline/Fulltext/2018/01000/CE___Oral_Care_for_Head_and_Neck_Cancer_Symptom.16.aspx.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.titleOral Care for Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Managementen_US
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Lauraen
dc.contributor.authorBaumler, Sharonen
dc.contributor.authorFarrington, Micheleen
dc.contributor.authorDawson, Cindyen
dc.contributor.authorFolkmann, Peggyen
dc.contributor.authorBrenner, Loraineen
dc.contributor.departmentGammaen
dc.author.detailsLaura Cullen is an evidence-based practice scientist, Sharon Baumler is a staff nurse, Michele Farrington is a clinical health care research associate, Cindy Dawson is the interim chief nursing officer, Peggy Folkmann is a nurse clinician (retired), and Loraine Brenner is a nurse clinician, all in the Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Contact author: Laura Cullen, laura-cullen@uiowa.edu. The authors gratefully acknowledge Jimmy Reyes, DNP, RN, AGNP, for his translation of the oral care insert into Spanish, and the DAISY Foundation for the partial funding it provided. The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623735-
dc.description.abstract<p><span>An evidence-based practice change at a radiation oncology center in a large academic medical center was designed to reduce the severity of oral mucositis in adults receiving radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. In the intervention described, patients were given newly created oral care kits and educational materials to improve their oral hygiene. Evaluations were conducted at three points during the project (before radiation treatment, during week 4 to 5 of treatment, and one month after treatment). At week 4 to 5—when the severity of oral mucositis is expected to peak—patients reported improved oral hygiene practices and reduced oral mucositis severity. The authors conclude that the use of these oral care kits and educational materials lessened the effects of oral mucositis during and after radiation treatment.</span></p>en
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen
dc.subjectoncologyen
dc.subjectradiation therapyen
dc.subjectradiation-induced mucositisen
dc.subjecthead and neck canceren
dc.subjectoral careen
dc.subjectsymptom managementen
dc.date.available2018-01-26T20:23:04Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-26T20:23:04Z-
dc.type.versionPost-printen
dc.identifier.citationCullen, L., Baumier, S., Farrington, M., Dawson, C. Folkmann, P., & Brenner. L. (2017) CE: Oral Care for Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Management. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 118(1), 24-34. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623735.en
dc.publisherLippincott, Williams & Wilkinsen
dc.identifier.issn0002-936X-
dc.identifier.issnAJN, American Journal of Nursing-
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/01.NAJ.0000529694.30568.41-
dc.description.sponsorshipThe DAISY Foundationen
dc.identifier.citationCullen, L., Baumier, S., Farrington, M., Dawson, C. Folkmann, P., & Brenner. L. (2017) CE: Oral Care for Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Management. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 118(1), 24-34. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623735.en
dc.description.noteThe as-published version of this article may be found at: https://journals.lww.com/ajnonline/Fulltext/2018/01000/CE___Oral_Care_for_Head_and_Neck_Cancer_Symptom.16.aspx.-
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