An intervention to improve adherence and management of symptoms for patients prescribed oral chemotherapy agents: an exploratory study.

@article{Spoelstra2013AnIT,
  title={An intervention to improve adherence and management of symptoms for patients prescribed oral chemotherapy agents: an exploratory study.},
  author={Sandra L. Spoelstra and Barbara A. Given and Charles W. Given and Marcia Grant and Alla Sikorskii and Mei You and Veronica Decker},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={18-28}
}
BACKGROUND Use of oral chemotherapy agents to treat cancer has increased. Patients are responsible for adhering to complex regimens while managing symptoms from adverse effects of the chemotherapy. OBJECTIVE This study examined an intervention to manage symptoms and adherence to oral agents. METHODS A 3-group pilot study determined how an Automated Voice Response (AVR) system alone (n = 40), or the AVR with strategies to manage symptoms and adherence (n = 40), or the AVR with strategies to… CONTINUE READING
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