Improving Symptom Control, QOL, and Quality of Care for Women with Breast Cancer: Developing a Research Program on Neurological Effects via Doctoral Education
Annual summary, 15 Apr 2003-14 May 2006
DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER NH
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The purpose of this traineeship was to develop the academic, clinical, and research skills of an expert advanced practice nurse within the context of a mentors funded program of research on the Cognitive Effects of Chemotherapy. The scope of the program was to support the trainees doctoral education with an ultimate career goal of becoming a Clinical Breast Cancer Research Scientist through a mentored research experience. Ms. Bakitas expanded an established research program on CNS effects by developing a parallel focus on the peripheral nervous system effects of chemotherapy on quality of life. The major achievements of this final report, are the successful accomplishment of the planned training activitiestasks through the completion of the doctoral degree through successful defense of the dissertation, abstract presentations, acquiring an ACS doctoral scholarship, and receiving the Anthony DiGuida Research Prize for the dissertation. The significance of these achievements is that this funding has supported the training of a clinical nurse expert in a foundation for conduct of clinical breast cancer research.
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