A Subacute Care Intervention for Short-Stay Breast Cancer Surgery
Annual rept 15 Sep 96-14 Sep 97
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING
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The purpose of this study is to add to the scientific basis for providing subacute care in the home, by testing me effects of an immediate post operative intervention designed to facilitate quality of life as well as physical and psychological well-being after diagnosis and surgery for breast cancer. A 2-group randomized clinical trial with repeated measures will examine the effects of the intervention. The control group nl0O will receive customary medical care. The intervention group n100 will receive individual physical and psychological support in the home through 2 telephone calls and 2 in-home visits from a registered nurse within the first 14 post operative days.
- Medicine and Medical Research