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dc.contributor.authorCormican, Orlaith
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Maura
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-15T10:02:32Z
dc.date.available2019-01-15T10:02:32Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-21
dc.identifier.citationCormican, Orlaith, & Dowling, Maura. (2018). Living with relapsed myeloma: Symptoms and self-care strategies. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(7-8), 1713-1721. doi: doi:10.1111/jocn.14232en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1365-2702
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/14807
dc.description.abstractAims and Objectives: To explore which symptoms relapsed myeloma patients experience and what self-care strategies are used.Methods: This was a qualitative study utilising focus group interviews (n=4) with relapsed myeloma patients (n=15) and carers (n=9). The focus groups were analysed and guided by thematic analysis.Results: Three major themes with subthemes were identified following analysis of the interview data: difficult symptoms; "self-care" and "feeling vulnerable." These findings indicate the challenges relapsed myeloma patients experience with ongoing symptoms and highlight the importance of continuity of care.Conclusions: Symptom management for myeloma patients remains complex due to the array of treatments given. These patients require holistic care and thorough regular assessments to help them cope with the adverse effects on their physical and psychological health. For patients with a long-term diagnosis of myeloma, self-management workshops and regular education sessions may be of benefit.Relevance to clinical practice: This study highlights the key role of healthcare professionals in going beyond assessment of symptoms to offering advice and support to assist relapsed myeloma patients in managing their symptoms.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherWileyen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Clinical Nursingen
dc.subjectcarersen_IE
dc.subjectfocus groupsen_IE
dc.subjectmyelomaen_IE
dc.subjectpatientsen_IE
dc.subjectqualitativeen_IE
dc.subjectrelapseden_IE
dc.subjectsymptomsen_IE
dc.subjectQUALITY-OF-LIFEen_IE
dc.subjectMULTIPLE-MYELOMAen_IE
dc.subjectSUPPORTIVE CAREen_IE
dc.subjectFOCUS GROUPSen_IE
dc.subjectPATIENTen_IE
dc.subjectMANAGEMENTen_IE
dc.subjectCAREGIVERSen_IE
dc.subjectCANCERen_IE
dc.subjectSAFETYen_IE
dc.subjectBURDENen_IE
dc.titleLiving with relapsed myeloma: Symptoms and self-care strategiesen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-12-04T13:26:39Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jocn.14232
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14232en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid14307688
dc.local.contactMaura Dowling, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Room 415 Aras Moyola, Newcastle Road, Galway. 3833 Email: maura.dowling@nuigalway.ie
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