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Breast cancer survivors: information and support after treatment.
Clin Nurs Res. 2007 Nov; 16(4):278-93; discussion 294-301.CN

Abstract

Women living with and beyond breast cancer have special health care needs. Persistent physical and psychological symptoms such as fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, and fear of recurrence as well as quality-of-life outcomes have been described in women during and after breast cancer. Much less information exists on the experience of women completing treatment. This study describes the information and support needs of women following breast cancer treatment. A semistructured interview guide designed by the research team was used to gather data. Major findings indicate that women continue to experience a variety of physical and psychological symptoms and have concrete information and support needs following therapy, including the need for information on persistent treatment effects, emotional distress, and lifestyle changes. Findings illustrate that there is need to provide comprehensive information and support to help women transition from breast cancer therapy. Additional research is needed to optimize approaches to providing posttreatment care.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17991908

Citation

Cappiello, Michelle, et al. "Breast Cancer Survivors: Information and Support After Treatment." Clinical Nursing Research, vol. 16, no. 4, 2007, pp. 278-93; discussion 294-301.
Cappiello M, Cunningham RS, Knobf MT, et al. Breast cancer survivors: information and support after treatment. Clin Nurs Res. 2007;16(4):278-93; discussion 294-301.
Cappiello, M., Cunningham, R. S., Knobf, M. T., & Erdos, D. (2007). Breast cancer survivors: information and support after treatment. Clinical Nursing Research, 16(4), 278-93; discussion 294-301.
Cappiello M, et al. Breast Cancer Survivors: Information and Support After Treatment. Clin Nurs Res. 2007;16(4):278-93; discussion 294-301. PubMed PMID: 17991908.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Breast cancer survivors: information and support after treatment. AU - Cappiello,Michelle, AU - Cunningham,Regina S, AU - Knobf,M Tish, AU - Erdos,Diane, PY - 2007/11/10/pubmed PY - 2008/1/19/medline PY - 2007/11/10/entrez SP - 278-93; discussion 294-301 JF - Clinical nursing research JO - Clin Nurs Res VL - 16 IS - 4 N2 - Women living with and beyond breast cancer have special health care needs. Persistent physical and psychological symptoms such as fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, and fear of recurrence as well as quality-of-life outcomes have been described in women during and after breast cancer. Much less information exists on the experience of women completing treatment. This study describes the information and support needs of women following breast cancer treatment. A semistructured interview guide designed by the research team was used to gather data. Major findings indicate that women continue to experience a variety of physical and psychological symptoms and have concrete information and support needs following therapy, including the need for information on persistent treatment effects, emotional distress, and lifestyle changes. Findings illustrate that there is need to provide comprehensive information and support to help women transition from breast cancer therapy. Additional research is needed to optimize approaches to providing posttreatment care. SN - 1054-7738 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17991908/Breast_cancer_survivors:_information_and_support_after_treatment_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1054773807306553?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -