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Research Studies is a compilation of published research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers.
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Pembroke M, Nemeth LS
Instruments to evaluate self-management of radiation dermatitis in patients with breast cancer.
Radiation dermatitis (RD) is a side effect of radiation to the breast and chest wall. Healthcare providers routinely grade the severity of RD without assessing its impact on quality of life. This study investigates instruments to identify a patient's ability and confidence to self-manage RD. Findings showed that using a validated instrument to assess patients' needs and ability to self-manage RD will promote personalized care plans tailored to each patient. These findings can be used to implement a patient-reported outcome measure into clinical practice, to develop educational programs for RD management, and to create personalized care plans.
Citation: Pembroke M, Nemeth LS . Instruments to evaluate self-management of radiation dermatitis in patients with breast cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum 2020 Jan;47(1):101-11. doi: 10.1188/20.Onf.101-111..
Keywords: Patient Self-Management, Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Skin Conditions
Rocque GB, Halilova KI, Varley AL
Feasibility of a telehealth educational program on self-management of pain and fatigue in adult cancer patients.
The primary objective was to assess the feasibility of a telehealth pain and fatigue self-management program among adult cancer patients. The program did not meet feasibility requirements because of only 34% of eligible patients choosing to participate. However, 50 percent of patients starting the program graduated. Differences in baseline characteristics and retention rates were noted by recruitment strategy.
Citation: Rocque GB, Halilova KI, Varley AL . Feasibility of a telehealth educational program on self-management of pain and fatigue in adult cancer patients. J Pain Symptom Manage 2017 Jun;53(6):1071-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.12.345.
Keywords: Cancer, Pain, Education: Patient and Caregiver, Patient Self-Management, Telehealth
Darlow S, Wen KY
Development testing of mobile health interventions for cancer patient self-management: a review.
The purpose of the current study was to conduct a review of published articles that describe the development process of mobile health interventions for patients’ cancer care self-management. The following trends emerged: importance of stakeholder engagement during the development process, addressing the unique needs and experiences of cancer patients and care providers, ensuring user satisfaction with the system, and identifying perceived benefits and limitations of the system.
Citation: Darlow S, Wen KY . Development testing of mobile health interventions for cancer patient self-management: a review. Health Informatics J 2016 Sep;22(3):633-50. doi: 10.1177/1460458215577994..
Keywords: Patient Self-Management, Cancer, Chronic Conditions, Telehealth, Health Information Technology (HIT)
Kenzik KM, Kvale EA, Rocque GB
Treatment summaries and follow-up care instructions for cancer survivors: improving survivor self-efficacy and health care utilization.
The researchers examined the association of receiving summaries and care plans with cancer survivor self-efficacy for chronic illness management. They found that explanation of the follow-up care plan, beyond the written component, enhances survivor self-efficacy for managing cancer as a chronic condition-an important mediator for improving health care utilization outcomes.
AHRQ-funded; HS023009; HS013852.
Citation: Kenzik KM, Kvale EA, Rocque GB . Treatment summaries and follow-up care instructions for cancer survivors: improving survivor self-efficacy and health care utilization. Oncologist 2016 Jul;21(7):817-24. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2015-0517.
Keywords: Cancer, Chronic Conditions, Education: Patient and Caregiver, Elderly, Patient Self-Management