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Symptom Clusters in Patients With Brain Tumors Undergoing Proton Beam Therapy
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1248-5581
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2019 (English)In: Oncology Nursing Forum, ISSN 0190-535X, E-ISSN 1538-0688, Vol. 46, no 3, p. 349-363Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVES: To explore symptom clusters during proton beam therapy in patients with primary brain tumors and investigate associations among symptom clusters, demographic variables, and comorbidity in this patient population.

SAMPLE & SETTING: Data were collected from 187 adult patients with primary brain tumors during their treatment periods in the Skandion Clinic in Uppsala, Sweden. Symptoms were assessed with the Radiotherapy-Related Symptoms Assessment Scale, and comorbidity was evaluated with the Self-Administered Comorbidity Questionnaire.

METHODS & VARIABLES: The study used a quantitative and longitudinal design. Exploratory factor analysis was used to determine the underlying structure of symptom clusters.

RESULTS: Three clusters were identified.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: Building knowledge about how these symptoms interact and are clustered will support healthcare professionals to more efficiently relieve symptom clusters during proton beam therapy.

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2019. Vol. 46, no 3, p. 349-363
Keywords [en]
brain tumor, proton beam therapy, radiation therapy, symptom clusters
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158647DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.349-363ISI: 000465373100011PubMedID: 31007260OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-158647DiVA, id: diva2:1313704
Available from: 2019-05-06 Created: 2019-05-06 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved

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