Evaluation of a nursing intervention for women experiencing treatment for breast cancer

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/284118
Title:
Evaluation of a nursing intervention for women experiencing treatment for breast cancer
Author:
Schuldheis, Sherrie Lind
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and the costs of a community based nursing intervention for Hispanic women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The purposes were: (1) Determine if the self-help nursing intervention resulted in significant improvements in the outcome variables of self-care, symptom burden, functional status, and productivity; and (2) describe the costs of each component of the SHIP II project; and (3) describe the average costs per woman participating in SHIP II; and (4) estimate the cost-effectiveness of SHIP II. Data from the Self-Help Intervention Project (SHIP II), an experimental, randomized block, repeated measures design study of women undergoing treatment of breast cancer were analyzed using growth curve analysis and path analysis in EQS. Results revealed that a woman's initial status upon entering the project subsequently affected her outcomes of self-care, symptom burden, productivity, and functional status. The nursing intervention did not affect the outcomes of the women in this sample. An economic analysis revealed that the most expensive program component was that of personnel salaries and represented 91% of the total intervention costs. Recommendations include: (1) exploration of the functional relationships between the nursing intervention and the outcome variables; and (2) exploration of mediating and moderating variables; and (3) further instrumentation work on the outcome variables.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women's Studies.; Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.; Health Sciences, Nursing.; Health Sciences, Oncology.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Braden, Carrie Jo

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of a nursing intervention for women experiencing treatment for breast canceren_US
dc.creatorSchuldheis, Sherrie Linden_US
dc.contributor.authorSchuldheis, Sherrie Linden_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and the costs of a community based nursing intervention for Hispanic women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The purposes were: (1) Determine if the self-help nursing intervention resulted in significant improvements in the outcome variables of self-care, symptom burden, functional status, and productivity; and (2) describe the costs of each component of the SHIP II project; and (3) describe the average costs per woman participating in SHIP II; and (4) estimate the cost-effectiveness of SHIP II. Data from the Self-Help Intervention Project (SHIP II), an experimental, randomized block, repeated measures design study of women undergoing treatment of breast cancer were analyzed using growth curve analysis and path analysis in EQS. Results revealed that a woman's initial status upon entering the project subsequently affected her outcomes of self-care, symptom burden, productivity, and functional status. The nursing intervention did not affect the outcomes of the women in this sample. An economic analysis revealed that the most expensive program component was that of personnel salaries and represented 91% of the total intervention costs. Recommendations include: (1) exploration of the functional relationships between the nursing intervention and the outcome variables; and (2) exploration of mediating and moderating variables; and (3) further instrumentation work on the outcome variables.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Oncology.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBraden, Carrie Joen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9965909en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b40482224en_US
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