Kathryn Christensen Beckrow

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the use of complementary therapies among older cancer patients, to report patterns of use, and to understand who is more likely to use complementary therapies. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY A survey was conducted of 699 older cancer patients at 4 weeks and 6 weeks into cancer treatment. All participants were 64 years(More)
This randomized controlled trial (n = 240) was designed to test the efficacy of a sub-acute home nursing intervention following short-stay surgery for breast cancer. Intervention participants received the in-home nursing protocol, whereas non-intervention participants received agency nursing care or no nursing care. Data, collected via questionnaire,(More)
Breast cancer is the leading type of cancer among women, and surgery is the primary treatment. The subacute phase of care after surgery has a significant impact on quality of life. This article explores the physical and psychological risk profiles of 240 women with early-stage cancer. Although several statistical models were designed for these data, the(More)
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