Use and perceived efficacy of self-care activities in patients receiving chemotherapy.

Lillian Nail, L. S. Jones, D. Greene, D. L. Schipper, R. Jensen

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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 side effect, and reported on the use and efficacy of self-care activities two days after treatment. Data were collected again five days after treatment to examine the test-retest reliability of the side effect severity component of the SCD. The most common side effect, experienced by 81% of the subjects, was fatigue. Other side effects reported by more than one-third of the subjects were sleeping difficulty, nausea, decreased appetite, and changes in taste or smell. The most frequently reported side effects received mean severity scores indicative of moderate severity. The most commonly used self-care activities were rated as providing some relief to moderate relief of individual side effects. None of the reported self-care activities received mean efficacy ratings that indicated complete side effect relief.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-887
Number of pages5
JournalOncology Nursing Forum
Volume18
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Self Care
Drug Therapy
Smell
Appetite
Reproducibility of Results
Nausea
Fatigue
Nursing
Therapeutics
Neoplasms

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Nail, L., Jones, L. S., Greene, D., Schipper, D. L., & Jensen, R. (1991). Use and perceived efficacy of self-care activities in patients receiving chemotherapy. Oncology Nursing Forum, 18(5), 883-887.

Use and perceived efficacy of self-care activities in patients receiving chemotherapy. / Nail, Lillian; Jones, L. S.; Greene, D.; Schipper, D. L.; Jensen, R.

In: Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol. 18, No. 5, 07.1991, p. 883-887.

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Nail, L, Jones, LS, Greene, D, Schipper, DL & Jensen, R 1991, 'Use and perceived efficacy of self-care activities in patients receiving chemotherapy.', Oncology Nursing Forum, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 883-887.
Nail L, Jones LS, Greene D, Schipper DL, Jensen R. Use and perceived efficacy of self-care activities in patients receiving chemotherapy. Oncology Nursing Forum. 1991 Jul;18(5):883-887.
Nail, Lillian ; Jones, L. S. ; Greene, D. ; Schipper, D. L. ; Jensen, R. / Use and perceived efficacy of self-care activities in patients receiving chemotherapy. In: Oncology Nursing Forum. 1991 ; Vol. 18, No. 5. pp. 883-887.
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