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Coping with radiation therapy: effects of a nursing intervention on coping ability for women with breast cancer
Division of Nursing Research at Karolinska Hospital, Department of Oncology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Department of Oncology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Division of Nursing Research at Karolinska Hospital, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm,Sweden; Red Cross College of Nursing and Health, Stockholm, Sweden.
2001 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 7, no 1, 8-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A randomized study was carried out to investigate whether a nursing intervention, using Orem's self-care theory as a framework, would affect the coping ability of women with breast cancer during and following radiation therapy. The intervention consisted of promoting of behaviours to support the patient to restore, maintain or increase their abilities to interact with the situation and adapt to the demands of radiation treatment. The control and experimental groups both consisted of 67 patients. The Wheel Questionnaire was used to evaluate the effect of the intervention. Our results showed that the intervention provided patients older than 59 years the ability to cope with the treatment (df = 2, F = 3.463, P = > 0.05). The present study supports the idea that individual interventions aimed at improving well-being helps patients. It also highlights the fact that individual approaches to improving well-being are needed. Such interventions should be directed to patients at risk for poor adjustment, such as those older than 50 years of age.

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2001. Vol. 7, no 1, 8-15 p.
Keyword [en]
breast cancer;coping;nursing care intervention
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Nursing
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Nursing Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-36366DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-172x.2001.00239.xPubMedID: 11811349Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0035262160OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-36366DiVA: diva2:745578
Available from: 2014-09-10 Created: 2014-09-02 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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