TESTING A TAILORED, EVIDENCE-BASED EDUCATION INTERVENTION TO ENHANCE OUTCOMES FOR PATIENTS COMMENCING CHEMOTHERAPY

Grant number: 350281

Completed

Abstract

This project tests an innovative education program aimed at reducing the physical and psychosocial burden experienced during a course of cancer chemotherapy. The aim of the study is to reduce the burden and distress associated with cancer chemotherapy. Cancer chemotherapy is associated with physical (nausea, fatigue, hair loss, infection) and psychosocial (fear, anxiety, worry about family) effects that cause significant distress. Patients experience a highly level of pre-treatment anxiety and for many this distress lasts across the course of treatment. Over the past decade there has been a dramatic shift in chemotherapy delivery to the outpatient setting. This means that patients are now re..

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