Donna Greene

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Information about chemotherapy side effects and the efficacy of self-care activities used to deal with these side effects is needed to direct nursing interventions for patients receiving chemotherapy. Using the self-care diary (SCD) developed for this study, a sample of 49 adult patients with cancer recorded their side effects, rated the severity of each(More)
ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS First off, I would like to say thank you to my committee members, Dr. their guidance and support, I would not have been able to complete this journey of my life. They have taught me, not only about food technology, but also about overcoming frustration and getting the job done. I want to especially thank Christine Alvarado for giving me(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe the use of prevention and early detection behaviors related to the side effects of chemotherapy. DESIGN Cross-sectional, descriptive, and secondary analysis. SETTING A large university hospital and university-affiliated community hospital. SAMPLE 46 adult patients with cancer starting a cycle of IV chemotherapy who were(More)
Patient's perceptions of side effects and the influence of treatment on daily activities are important considerations in choosing a chemotherapy regimen. However, there are no studies comparing patients' experiences with three commonly used chemotherapy regimens for breast cancer. The authors compared the patient-reported side effects and disruption in(More)
Ambulatory oncology nursing care focuses on providing patients and families with the knowledge and resources needed to manage the symptoms of disease and the side effects of treatment. Nurses practicing in ambulatory care settings have limited face-to-face interaction with patients and families. As a result, telephone contact is used to give information,(More)
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