Paula K McNatt

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The study compared certified nurses with noncertified nurses for symptom management of nausea, vomiting, and pain; patient satisfaction; and nurse satisfaction to determine the effect of certification in oncology nursing on those nursing-sensitive outcomes. A total of 93 nurses-35 (38%) of them certified in oncology nursing-and 270 patients completed(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer-related fatigue and insomnia are common distressing symptoms and may affect mood and performance status. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe fatigue, sleep, pain, mood, and performance status and the relationships among these variables in 187 patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) and conduct an analysis(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe the objective sleep of patients receiving chemotherapy for multiple myeloma (MM) prior to stem cell transplantation. DESIGN A descriptive study with repeated measures. SETTING An international referral center in an urban area of the southern United States. SAMPLE A convenience sample of a subset of 12 patients with MM,(More)
BACKGROUND Improvements in some treatment programs for multiple myeloma (MM) are increasing survival. As patients live longer with MM as a chronic disease, the personal financial effects of MM treatment become a serious concern. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to identify the personal financial effects of MM and its treatment in 5 areas:(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To compare usual care with a home-based individualized exercise program (HBIEP) in patients receiving intensive treatment for multiple myeloma (MM)and epoetin alfa therapy. DESIGN Randomized trial with repeated measures of two groups (one experimental and one control) and an approximate 15-week experimental period. SETTING Outpatient(More)
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