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dc.contributor.authorKearney, Nora-
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Morven-
dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Roma-
dc.contributor.authorDolan, Shelley-
dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Roseanne-
dc.contributor.authorMcLeod, Joan-
dc.contributor.authorMaher, Louise-
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Lesley-
dc.contributor.authorNorrie, John-
dc.contributor.authorWengstrom, Yvonne-
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.subject.lcshCancer treatment and research-
dc.subject.lcshChemotherapy Side effects-
dc.subject.lcshCancer Treatment Complications-
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 Nursing-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationHS Research - Stirling-
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre-
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre-
dc.contributor.affiliationThe Royal Marsden Hospital-
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Alexandra Hospital-
dc.contributor.affiliationBeatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre-
dc.contributor.affiliationAmgen Ireland Ltd-
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketing-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirling-
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre-
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