Pilot Study on Development of Telecommunication Guideline for Symptom Management of Lung Cancer Patients

폐암환자 증상관리를 위한 전화상담 가이드라인 개발 예비 조사

  • Sung, Ji-Hyun (Department of Nursing, National Cancer Center) ;
  • Kim, Min-Young (Department of Nursing, National Cancer Center) ;
  • Hwang, Ok-Hee (Department of Nursing, National Cancer Center) ;
  • Yoo, Han-Jin (Department of Nursing, National Cancer Center) ;
  • Lee, Eun-Ja (Department of Nursing Science, Gachon University of Medicine and Science)
  • Received : 2010.06.23
  • Accepted : 2010.08.02
  • Published : 2010.08.31

Abstract

Purpose: This study was conducted to develop the telecommunication guideline that was possible to make the immediate, logical decisions and to evaluate the possibility of the use by verifying it from the specialists' group. Methods: Telecommunication guideline was designed with selected six symptoms which were pain, dyspnea, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and cough based on the results of literature. Results: This study showed that the patients understood well about the contents of the questions, examination, and education. Also, 85% of them fulfilled the guidelines of the adjustment and more of them were satisfied with the results shown to all of them compared to the previous telecommunication. And 95% of them replied that the information from the telecommunication was more useful than any other information sources related to the information of cancer and self management that were used previously. Conclusion: The telecommunication was considered to complement the weakness during the time the cancer patients spent at home after the treatments. Also, it was expected to be a role as an immediate and comprehensive method of decision making and a passage for information supply which was considered the specialty of individual patient related to an inquiry of the self management.

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