Breast Cancer Treatment Related Lymphedema Self Care Practices
- To systematically identify and describe the barriers to completing recommended at home
self-care of lymphedema in patients with breast cancer.
- To identify patient recalled instructions as to at home self-care practices for
lymphedema as told to them by healthcare professionals and others.
- To identify the current at home self-care practices of breast cancer survivors with
treatment treated lymphedema.
- To examine the relationship between at home self-care activities and symptoms in breast
cancer survivors with lymphedema.
- To examine the relationship between at home self-care activities and quality of life in
breast cancer survivors with lymphedema.
- To identify patient-perceived benefits to at home self-care.
OUTLINE: Patients complete questionnaires about their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
history, lymphedema history and problems, and years of education and income. Patients also
complete surveys about home self-care practices for lymphedema and any benefits, burdens, or
barriers of at home care.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Identification and description of barriers to completing recommended at home self-care of lymphedema
Shiela H. Ridner, MSHSA, MSN, PhD, RN
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
United States: Federal Government
|Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center||Nashville, Tennessee 37232-6838|
|Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center - Cool Springs||Nashville, Tennessee 37064|
|Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Franklin||Nashville, Tennessee 37064|