Empowering individuals to self-manage chemotherapy side effects

Kelliann Fee-Schroeder, Lisa Howell, Janine Kokal, Susan Bjornsen, Sarah Christensen, Julie Hathaway, Debi Judy, Kristin S. Vickers

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Providing concise, consistent, and individually relevant patient education is critical. At one institution, patients and families attended a chemotherapy education class consisting of an 11-minute DVD and an oncology nurse-facilitated group discussion. Postclass and eight-week follow-up surveys assessing understanding of treatment side effects, self-care management, and confidence in managing side effects were administered. Quantitative and qualitative data suggested the DVD and oncology nurse-facilitated group discussion provided consistent information, flexibility, and expert knowledge in empowering patients and families to self-manage chemotherapy side effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalClinical journal of oncology nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 25 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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    Fee-Schroeder, K., Howell, L., Kokal, J., Bjornsen, S., Christensen, S., Hathaway, J., Judy, D., & Vickers, K. S. (2013). Empowering individuals to self-manage chemotherapy side effects. Clinical journal of oncology nursing, 17(4), 369-371. https://doi.org/10.1188/13.CJON.369-371