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Breast Cancer Treatment Related Lymphedema Self Care Practices


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Trial Information

Breast Cancer Treatment Related Lymphedema Self Care Practices


OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- 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.

Secondary

- 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.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- History of breast cancer

- Lymphedema in one or both arms that occurred during or after breast cancer treatment

- Must have received prior lymphedema treatment by a healthcare professional

- Patients with self-reported arm swelling subsequent to breast cancer treatment
that has not been treated by a healthcare professional are not eligible

- Hormone receptor status not specified

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Menopausal status not specified

- English speaking

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- See Disease Characteristics

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Identification and description of barriers to completing recommended at home self-care of lymphedema

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Shiela H. Ridner, MSHSA, MSN, PhD, RN

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CDR0000587714

NCT ID:

NCT00670644

Start Date:

May 2006

Completion Date:

March 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • male breast cancer
  • recurrent breast cancer
  • stage I breast cancer
  • stage II breast cancer
  • stage IIIA breast cancer
  • stage IIIB breast cancer
  • stage IIIC breast cancer
  • stage IV breast cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymphedema

Name

Location

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer CenterNashville, Tennessee  37232-6838
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center - Cool SpringsNashville, Tennessee  37064
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at FranklinNashville, Tennessee  37064