Amy M B Deshler

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The purpose of this focused program evaluation was to explore attitudes and beliefs about storytelling as a strategy for coping with cancer among participants who attended a cancer-related storytelling workshop. The response rate was 70% (n = 94) and included persons with a diagnosis of cancer, their loved ones, and members of the public. The program(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to provide health-care providers, patients, and the general public with an assessment of currently available data regarding the use of adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. PARTICIPANTS The participants included a non-Federal, non-advocate, 14-member panel representing the fields of oncology, radiology, surgery, pathology, statistics,(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine which method of delivery of a cancer orientation program contributed to higher levels of satisfaction and lower levels of anxiety for newly diagnosed patients with cancer and each patient's support person. DESIGN A randomized study of patients with cancer and caregivers into one of three delivery methods for an orientation(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To identify content items for an inclusive education curriculum for adult patients with cancer, as well as describe their learning and support preferences, determine the level of information provided to them, and assess the patients' interest in potential new services. DESIGN Exploratory, descriptive survey research. SETTING A(More)
The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) is composed of cancer education leaders from National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive and clinical cancer centers throughout the United States. Despite this commonality, the role and responsibilities of CPEN members vary across institutions. In an effort to further(More)
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