Effect of designed nursing instructions on knowledge and self-care behavior among patients with chemotherapy induced neutropenia

 
 
 
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    Background:

    Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) is the main dose limiting toxicity of systemic chemotherapy and it is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and treatment cost.

    Aim:

    Of the study was to evaluate effect of designed nursing instructions on knowledge and self-care behavior among patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.

    Research design: Pre-post research design was utilized.

    Setting: The study was conducted at internal Medical Oncology Department at South Egypt Cancer Institute.

    Sample: Sixty adult patients with chemotherapy induced neutropenia. Tools of data collection: Tool (I): Patient assessment sheet, Tool (II): Self-care behavior assessment.

    Results: There was a highly statistically significant difference between pre and post applying of designed nursing instructions as regard patients' level of knowledge and self- care behavior of the studied patients (p<0.01).

    Conclusion: The designed nursing instructions improved knowledge and self-care behavior among patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.

    Recommendation: Each neutropenic patient should be given a booklet including knowledge about neutropenia, importance, and how to practice standards self-care behavior. Education of patients and families are keys to prompt recognition about potentially life-threatening symptoms associated with neutropenia.

     

     


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    Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia; Designed-Nursing Instructions; Self-Care Behavior.

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Article ID: 13063
 
DOI: 10.14419/ijans.v7i2.13063




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