Accession Number : ADA435284


Title :   Improving Symptom Control, QOL, and Quality of Care for Women with Breast Cancer: Developing a Research Program on Neurological Effects via Doctoral Education


Descriptive Note : Annual summary, 15 Apr 2004-14 Apr 2005


Corporate Author : DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER NH


Personal Author(s) : Bakitas, Marie ; Ahles, Tim A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a435284.pdf


Report Date : May 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : The purpose of this traineeship is to develop the academic and research skills of an expert advanced practice nurse towards achieving the career goal of becoming a Clinical Breast Cancer Research Scientist. In conjunction with the doctoral program, through a mentored research experience, Ms. Bakitas is expanding an established research program on the central nervous system (CNS) effects of breast cancer treatment by developing a parallel focus on the peripheral nervous system effects of chemotherapy, (Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy CIPN), on quality of life. The major achievements of the trainee that are described in this annual report are successful accomplishment of the planned training activities/tasks originally outlined for the second year, with an additional achievement of ongoing participation as a consultant in a funded neuropathic pain grant, abstract presentations, acceptance of a doctoral proposal, and acquiring an ACS doctoral scholarship. The significance of these achievements is that the training has provided for the ongoing development of a clinical nurse expert in breast cancer research.


Descriptors :   *TRAINING , *PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , *CHEMOTHERAPY , *PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY , *BREAST CANCER , TOXICITY , CLINICAL MEDICINE , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , PATIENTS , MEDICAL RESEARCH , NURSES , PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Pharmacology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE