Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of nursing intervention for breathlessness in patients with lung cancer.
Design Patients diagnosed with lung cancer participated in a multicentre randomised controlled trial where they either attended a nursing clinic offering intervention for their breathlessness or received best supportive care.
The intervention consisted of a a range of strategies combining breathing control, activity pacing, relaxation techniques, and psychosocial support.
Best supportive care involved receiving standard management and treatment available for breathlessness, and breathing assessments.
Participants completed a range of self assessment questionnaires at baseline, 4 weeks, and 8 weeks.
Setting Nursing clinics within 6 hospital settings in the United Kingdom.
Participants 119 patients diagnosed with small cell or non-small cell lung cancer or with mesothelioma who had completed first line treatment for their disease and reported breathlessness.
Outcome measures Visual analogue scales measuring distress due to breathlessness, breathlessness at best and worst, WHO performance status scale, hospital anxiety and depression scale, and Rotterdam symptom checklist. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Homme, Complication, Dyspnée, Etude multicentrique, Randomisation, Essai thérapeutique contrôlé, Efficacité, Nursing, Royaume Uni, Europe, Evaluation, Epidémiologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Bronche pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Human, Complication, Dyspnea, Multicenter study, Randomization, Controlled therapeutic trial, Efficiency, Nursing, United Kingdom, Europe, Evaluation, Epidemiology, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Bronchus disease
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Cote : 99-0233878
Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 16/11/1999.