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Title: A MOBILE-BASED MULTI-SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME ON SYMPTOM BURDEN AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS: A PILOT STUDY
Authors: LIM YEE TING ETHEL
Keywords: Breast cancer survivor, symptom management, quality of life, mobile-based, symptom burden, psychological distress
Issue Date: 28-Jul-2017
Citation: LIM YEE TING ETHEL (2017-07-28). A MOBILE-BASED MULTI-SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME ON SYMPTOM BURDEN AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS: A PILOT STUDY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Breast cancer survivors often experience side effects and symptoms post-treatment. This study aims to develop a mobile-based symptom management programme, and determine its feasibility and preliminary effects on symptom burden, psychological distress and quality of life. Phase one used individual qualitative interviews while phase two was a pilot, randomised controlled trial. The five categories which emerged from Phase 1 were: experiencing diverse post-cancer treatment symptoms; dealing with post-cancer treatment symptoms; mismatched expectations between supply and demand of support/resources from hospital and healthcare professionals; demand for technology-based symptom management programmes; and enhancing usage of technology-based symptom management programme. Significant within-group differences were found in the intervention group for the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale anxiety subscale score and the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Global Distress Index subscale score. The study implementation process was smooth and coordinated, and improvements were made to the main study based on information collected on study feasibility.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/138659
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