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dc.contributor.authorKearney, Noraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Morvenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Romaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDolan, Shelleyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Roseanneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcLeod, Joanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMaher, Louiseen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Lesleyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNorrie, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWengstrom, Yvonneen_UK
dc.description.abstractWhile the use of chemotherapy has significantly improved survival rates, the symptoms associated with chemotherapy remain a major burden for patients. Preventing or appropriately managing side effects significantly improves patients’ functional status and quality of life, ultimately leading to greater patient acceptance of chemotherapy. However, symptom assessment and management are fraught with difficulties such as poor patient recall, retrospective assessment conducted by clinicians and lack of appropriate, clinically relevant and patient friendly symptom assessment and management tools. Furthermore the differences between clinician and patient perceptions of stresses and distress during chemotherapy are well recognised. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of a nursing intervention incorporating structured symptom assessment and management, facilitated by information technology, on chemotherapy-related symptoms, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and mucositis. This pan-European study, involved 8 clinical sites from Belgium, Denmark, England, Ireland and Scotland. Adults (n ¼ 249)receiving first line chemotherapy for breast, lung, ovarian or colorectal cancer, osteosarcoma, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) or lymphoma were recruited to the study. Patients completed daily symptom assessment questionnaires for 14 days following consecutive cycles of chemotherapy. Symptom outcomes were compared before and after the introduction of the intervention with positive impact on patients’ experiences of nausea, vomiting and oral problems. Fatigue was not significantly improved.en_UK
dc.relationKearney N, Miller M, Maguire R, Dolan S, MacDonald R, McLeod J, Maher L, Sinclair L, Norrie J & Wengstrom Y (2008) WISECARE+: Results of a European study of a nursing intervention for the management of chemotherapy-related symptoms. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12 (5), pp. 443-448.;
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dc.subjectnursing interventionen_UK
dc.subjectsymptom managementen_UK
dc.subjectsymptom outcomesen_UK
dc.subjectCancer treatment and researchen_UK
dc.subjectChemotherapy Side effectsen_UK
dc.subjectCancer Treatment Complicationsen_UK
dc.titleWISECARE+: Results of a European study of a nursing intervention for the management of chemotherapy-related symptomsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursingen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Research - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationThe Royal Marsden Hospitalen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Alexandra Hospital (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBeatson West of Scotland Cancer Centreen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAmgen Ireland Ltden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre - LEGACYen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorKearney, Nora|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMiller, Morven|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMaguire, Roma|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDolan, Shelley|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMacDonald, Roseanne|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcLeod, Joan|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMaher, Louise|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSinclair, Lesley|0000-0002-2210-8181en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNorrie, John|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWengstrom, Yvonne|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameKearney - WISECARE Results of a European study of a nursing intervention.pdfen_UK
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