Accession Number : ADA322363
Title : A Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate Advance Nursing Care for Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer.
Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 95-30 Sep 96,
Corporate Author : PARK NICOLLETT MEDICAL FOUNDATION MINNEAPOLIS MN
Personal Author(s) : Ritz, Laurie
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Report Date : OCT 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 19
Abstract : The purpose of this randomized clinical trial is to study the impact of an advanced practice nurse on the cost of care and quality of life for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The control group receives standard medical care while the experimental group receives standard medical care plus advanced nursing care. The number of participants who have been enrolled in this study is 146. Attrition (10%) has occurred at one half the projected rate and refusal to participate (29%) has been 11% lower than anticipated. Ineligibility due to a previous diagnosis of cancer and treatment at a different treatment site after diagnosis has been higher than anticipated. Modifications in the proposal have been submitted to increase our sample size. USAMRMC approval is pending. The cost model has been developed and costs identified within each of the categories. Data collection and entry are proceeding with a participant response rate of 94%. High data reliability and internal validity have been established.
Descriptors : *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *NURSING, *BREAST CANCER, DATA BASES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, HEALTH, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), QUALITY, COST MODELS, PATIENTS, MEDICAL SERVICES, WOMEN, NURSES, LIVING STANDARDS.
Subject Categories : Information Science
Economics and Cost Analysis
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE