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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
ISSN: 2454-2660(Online), 2347-8640(Print)
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Nurse-Led Telephone Session on Quality of Life among Women with Breast Cancer
Lecturer, PhD Scholar, Saveetha University, Chennai
Context: Nurse led telephone session is an important intervention to bring evidence-based practice and the determination of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of telephone interventions in improving patient outcomes. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficiency of nurse-led telephone session with patients suffering from breast cancer in Erode Cancer Centre at Erode. Methods: The study samples consisted of 30 patients recruited on the basis of simple random sampling technique with basic true experimental design in which 15 samples received nurse led telephone session and the other 15 samples received standard measures of care. The quality of life was assessed by using QOL instrument -Breast Cancer Patient Version followed by a telephone intervention session in experimental arm whereas control arm received routine ward care. Results: The mean pretest quality of life score in experimental arm showed 136.9 and posttest score showed 138.2. Control arm displayed 135.1mean pretest quality of life scores whereas posttest score was 135. 5. Comparison of Paired t test value of pre and posttest quality of life scores among experimental arm and control arm showed 4.69 and 2.0 respectively. Conclusion: The nurse-led telephone session had only mild positive effect on the quality of life of patients with breast cancer.
Nurse led telephone session, quality of life, breast cancer.
Sampoornam W. Nurse-Led Telephone Session on Quality of Life among Women with Breast Cancer. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 1(1): Oct.- Dec., 2013; Page 15-17.
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