|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2649565||1563816||2015||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
PurposeThe surgical treatment of upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, specifically esophageal and gastric cancers, often result in extensive health-related quality of life (HRQOL) concerns, particularly those associated with dietary adjustments. This paper provides a review of HRQOL changes following esophagectomy and gastrectomy, and describes key components of an intervention to improve dietary adjustments following surgery.MethodsIntervention development was informed by 1) current published evidence on HRQOL changes for patients following upper GI surgery, 2) examination of usual post-operative care related to dietary restrictions to identify areas for continued education and support and 3) the inclusion of a conceptual framework (the Chronic Care Model) to guide intervention design and inform the selection of appropriate outcome measures.ResultsThree key components of an HRQOL intervention are identified, and should focus on HRQOL concerns associated with dietary alterations and restrictions following treatment, involve family caregivers, and be tailored and flexible to patient and family caregiver's needs and preferences.ConclusionsEvidence-based interventions to support long-term dietary alterations and restrictions following upper GI surgery are lacking, despite evidence confirming its impact on morbidity and mortality. Interventions are needed to support dietary adjustments, prevent malnutrition and excessive weight loss, and enhance HRQOL following surgery for upper GI cancers.
Journal: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Volume 19, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages 343–348