First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Christina MascialeFollow

Participation Type

Poster

Mentor/s

Dr. Eileen Yost and Dr. Susan Goncalves

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 3:00 PM

Abstract

The presentation titled “Preventing and Managing the Symptoms of Chemo Brain in Oncology Patients,” will provide education for health care providers on possible ways to prevent the onset of chemo brain in oncology patients, but also minimize the effects of chemo brain. Additionally, it is important to address what chemo brain is, certain risk factors, symptoms, when to see a doctor, current studies and complications of experiencing the condition. The goal of this presentation is to bring more awareness to the condition of chemo brain so health care professionals can intervene and educate patients correctly. Many patients who experience chemo brain have issues with memory and thought process as a result of being treated, which include confusion and forgetfulness (Chemo Brain, 2017). The cause of chemo brain is not limited to chemotherapy agents, and also includes hormone treatment and radiation. Managing the condition may include ensuring adequate sleep, exercising your body, but also the brain, and making daily schedules in order to remember information (Chemo Brain, 2016). With this frustrating condition, it’s important to keep family and friends included in order for the patient feel supported during the difficult time (Chemo Brain, 2016). The evidence based information includes a meta ethnography study which is titled, “Chemobrain Experienced by Breast Cancer Survivors: A Meta-Ethnography Study Investigating Research and Care Implications” which will provide person information from the participants of the study who had the condition (Selamat, M. H., Loh, S. Y., Mackenzie, L., & Vardy, J., 2016).

College

College of Nursing

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

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Winner of the 2018 Academic Festival award category College of Nursing Dean's Prize.

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Understanding and Managing the Symptoms of Chemo Brain in Oncology Patients

University Commons

The presentation titled “Preventing and Managing the Symptoms of Chemo Brain in Oncology Patients,” will provide education for health care providers on possible ways to prevent the onset of chemo brain in oncology patients, but also minimize the effects of chemo brain. Additionally, it is important to address what chemo brain is, certain risk factors, symptoms, when to see a doctor, current studies and complications of experiencing the condition. The goal of this presentation is to bring more awareness to the condition of chemo brain so health care professionals can intervene and educate patients correctly. Many patients who experience chemo brain have issues with memory and thought process as a result of being treated, which include confusion and forgetfulness (Chemo Brain, 2017). The cause of chemo brain is not limited to chemotherapy agents, and also includes hormone treatment and radiation. Managing the condition may include ensuring adequate sleep, exercising your body, but also the brain, and making daily schedules in order to remember information (Chemo Brain, 2016). With this frustrating condition, it’s important to keep family and friends included in order for the patient feel supported during the difficult time (Chemo Brain, 2016). The evidence based information includes a meta ethnography study which is titled, “Chemobrain Experienced by Breast Cancer Survivors: A Meta-Ethnography Study Investigating Research and Care Implications” which will provide person information from the participants of the study who had the condition (Selamat, M. H., Loh, S. Y., Mackenzie, L., & Vardy, J., 2016).

 

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