Predicting the severity of radiation skin reactions in women with breast cancer.

@article{Porock1998PredictingTS,
  title={Predicting the severity of radiation skin reactions in women with breast cancer.},
  author={Davina Porock and Linda J. Kristjanson and Suzanne Nikoletti and Fiona Cameron and P J Pedler},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  year={1998},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={1019-29}
}
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To develop a method of predicting the severity of acute radiation skin reactions. DESIGN Prospective, descriptive correlational with repeated measures. SETTING Outpatient radiation oncology department in a metropolitan public teaching hospital in Western Australia. SAMPLE 126 adult women aged 30-78 receiving postlumpectomy radiation therapy for breast cancer. METHODS Data about potential predictive factors were collected during the first week of radiation. Weekly… CONTINUE READING