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Chemotherapy Education and Support: A Model for Use in the Ambulatory Care Setting

Terri Jabaley

Patricia Rizzo

Nina N. Grenon

Clare Sullivan

Janet Bagley

Maritza Nassif

Renee Siegel

Meghan L. Underhill-Blazey

chemotherapy, oncology nursing, evidence-based practice, patient education
CJON 2020, 24(4), E43-E49. DOI: 10.1188/20.CJON.E43-E49

Background: Oncology nurses are challenged to coordinate an effective, evidence-based approach to comprehensive patient education, symptom management, and psychosocial support for patients with pancreatic and colorectal cancers during chemotherapy.

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to develop and evaluate a nurse-led psychoeducational intervention using a multimedia tool.

Methods: Development and testing of the intervention was grounded in the Science and Practice Aligned Within Nursing model for evidence-based practice implementation.

Findings: Forty-five participants completed the study (29 with pancreatic cancer and 16 with colorectal cancer). Patient knowledge increased significantly in patients with pancreatic cancer following the intervention (p = 0.05).

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