A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a nurse navigator programme on outcomes of people with breast cancer

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Shejila Chillakunnel Hussain Rawther, Mamatha Shivananda Pai, Donald J. Fernandes, Stanley Mathew, V. S. Binu, Jyothi Chakrabarty, Elsa Sanatombi Devi, Anice George, Baby S. Nayak

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Aim. To evaluate the effectiveness of a Nurse Navigator Programme on anxiety, psychological distress and quality of life in people with breast cancer. Background. Breast cancer is the most frequently detected malignancy and a major cause of cancer death among women around the world. The lengthy course of illness from initial diagnosis to treatment and subsequent follow-up causes deterioration in physical, psychological and social status among patients. Nurses have a major role in cancer care. As women with breast cancer have to undergo various treatment modalities, continued care by a pivot nurse is thought to enhance treatment adherence. Limited studies have been reported from developing countries on Nurse Navigation Programmes. Design. A Stratified Randomized controlled trial with repeated measures. Methods. One hundred and twenty newly diagnosed women with breast cancer admitted to surgery wards of a tertiary care hospital in South India will be recruited. (Project funded in Octo”ber 2014). Women are randomly allocated to a control and intervention group. The outcome variables are anxiety, psychological distress and quality of life. Data on outcome measures will be collected at five different time points: before surgery, at discharge, beginning of adjuvant therapy, middle of adjuvant therapy and at the end of adjuvant therapy. Discussion. This study may give evidence on the effectiveness of a Nurse Navigator Programme for women with breast cancer. If significant effects were detected, the programme could be integrated into hospital services to improve the patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-988
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Volume73
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2017

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Randomized Controlled Trials
Nurses
Breast Neoplasms
Psychology
Therapeutics
Anxiety
Quality of Life
Neoplasms
Tertiary Healthcare
Tertiary Care Centers
Developing Countries
India
Cause of Death
Patient Care
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Control Groups

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A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a nurse navigator programme on outcomes of people with breast cancer : Study protocol. / Chillakunnel Hussain Rawther, Shejila; Pai, Mamatha Shivananda; Fernandes, Donald J.; Mathew, Stanley; Binu, V. S.; Chakrabarty, Jyothi; Devi, Elsa Sanatombi; George, Anice; Nayak, Baby S.

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