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Koinberg, Inga-Lill
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Koinberg, I.-L., Langius-Eklöf, A., Holmberg, L. & Fridlund, B. (2006). The usefulness of a multidisciplinary educational programme after breast cancer surgery: A prospective and comparative study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10(4), 273-282
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The usefulness of a multidisciplinary educational programme after breast cancer surgery: A prospective and comparative study
2006 (English)In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 273-282Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to compare and evaluate a multidisciplinary educational programme with traditional follow-up visits to a physician after breast cancer surgery in terms of well-being, aspects of self-care and coping ability 1 year after diagnosis. A reduction in the intensity of follow-up after breast cancer surgery is recommended. New follow-up models are being debated and could be of interest. The study design was non-randomised and comparative. Ninety-six consecutively selected women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, classified as stage I or stage II, participated in either a multidisciplinary educational programme (n = 50), or traditional follow-up by a physician (n = 46). Three questionnaires were used: Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G), a study specific questionnaire regarding self-care aspects (SCA) and Sense of Coherence (SOC). With the exception of physical well-being at baseline there was no significant difference between the groups. The women in the multidisciplinary educational programme increased their physical and functional well-being (P < 0.01). The women in traditional follow-up by a physician increased their functional well-being while social/family well-being (P < 0.01) decreased over time. There was a statistically significant difference in SOC (P < 0.001) in the traditional follow-up by a physician between baseline (mean = 74.4, SD = 12.4) and the 1-year follow up (mean = 67.7, SD = 11.4). Thus, women in the traditional follow-up by a physician scored lower in the area of SOC 1 year after diagnosis. A multidisciplinary educational programme may be an alternative to traditional follow-up by a physician after breast cancer surgery, but more research is needed about the financial benefits and effectiveness of such a programme. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Churchill Livingstone, 2006
Keywords
breast cancer, coping ability, education, follow-up, self-care, well-being
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-18707 (URN)10.1016/j.ejon.2005.11.005 (DOI)000245664600003 ()16473549 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-33748414326 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-07-12 Created: 2012-06-25 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Koinberg, I.-L., Fridlund, B., Engholm, G.-B. & Holmberg, L. (2004). Nurse-led follow-up on demand or by a physician after breast cancer surgery: A randomised study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 8(2), 109-117
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nurse-led follow-up on demand or by a physician after breast cancer surgery: A randomised study
2004 (English)In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 109-117Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The value of routine follow-up with frequent visits to a breast cancer specialist - both in terms of detection of recurrence and patient satisfaction - has been questioned. The aim of this study was to compare nurse-ted follow-up on demand versus physician follow-up after breast cancer treatment with regards to patients’ well-being, satisfaction, access to medical care and medical safety. Two hundred and sixty-four consecutively selected women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, classified as UICC stage I or stage II, were randomised to follow-up at two hospitals in Sweden, either by routine medical follow-up, the physician group (PG, n = 131), or on demand by a specialist nurse, the nurse group (NG, n = 133). Measures were done at baseline and twice a year over a period of 5 years by means of a questionnaire containing the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD), and the Satisfaction and Accessibility (SaaC) scale. Number of contacts with the health care services, number of diagnostic procedures, and time to recurrence or death were monitored. The ratings of HAD and SaaC did not show any statistically significant differences between the groups. The levels of anxiety and depression were generally low and levels of patient satisfaction high. There were no differences between the groups concerning time to recurrence or death. This study indicates that women with breast cancer in stages I to II can be followed up by a specialist nurse with high patient satisfaction and good medical safety. © 2004 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004
Keywords
adult, aged, anxiety disorder, article, breast cancer, breast surgery, cancer diagnosis, cancer recurrence, cancer staging, clinical trial, controlled clinical trial, controlled study, death, depression, diagnostic procedure, female, follow up, health care access, health care need, health service, human, intermethod comparison, longitudinal study, major clinical study, medical care, medical examination, medical specialist, multicenter study, nursing, patient monitoring, patient satisfaction, patient selection, physician, postoperative period, questionnaire, randomized controlled trial, rating scale, safety, statistical significance, Sweden, time, wellbeing
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-37608 (URN)10.1016/j.ejon.2003.12.005 (DOI)15171968 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-3042569155 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funing: The study was supported by CTRF, Sweden (cancer and traffic federation) and by County Council of Halland, Sweden.

Available from: 2018-07-17 Created: 2018-07-17 Last updated: 2018-07-17Bibliographically approved
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