Accession Number : ADA334576

Title :   A Subacute Care Intervention for Short-Stay Breast Cancer Surgery

Descriptive Note : Annual rept 15 Sep 96-14 Sep 97

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING

Personal Author(s) : Wyatt, Gwen

PDF Url : ADA334576

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 408

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to add to the scientific basis for providing subacute care in the home, by testing me effects of an immediate post operative intervention designed to facilitate quality of life as well as physical and psychological well-being after diagnosis and surgery for breast cancer. A 2-group randomized clinical trial with repeated measures will examine the effects of the intervention. The control group (n=l0O) will receive customary medical care. The intervention group (n=100) will receive individual physical and psychological support in the home through 2 telephone calls and 2 in-home visits from a registered nurse within the first 14 post operative days.

Descriptors :   *INTERVENTION, *BREAST CANCER, SHORT RANGE(TIME), QUALITY, MEDICAL SERVICES, HOSPITALIZATIONS, SURGERY, PSYCHOLOGY, NURSES, LIVING STANDARDS, ANXIETY, EMOTIONS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE