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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Susan Raphen
dc.contributor.authorNorby, Sydney Laurenen
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-18T15:47:57Z
dc.date.available2020-06-18T15:47:57Z
dc.date.issued2019en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/15780en
dc.description.abstractPatients with a new diagnosis of cancer undergoing chemotherapy treatment receive an overwhelming amount of information at the start of their journey. At a northcentral Montana healthcare agency, it was observed that patients were not retaining the chemotherapy education provided to them, which can negatively impact their timeliness of recognizing and reporting symptoms. The purpose of this project was to determine best practice, standardize the chemotherapy delivery process, and implement multimedia into chemotherapy education delivery in hopes of improving knowledge retention. A chemotherapy education checklist was developed to standardize the information delivered to patients during their chemotherapy education. Prior to their education, patients were asked to answer a seven-question pretest. Before their first day of treatment, patients followed a link to watch the Chemotherapy Basics video created by the Cleveland Clinic. On their first day of treatment, patients answered the same seven-question post-test and their scores were analyzed. Patients showed improvement in their post-test scores after the education intervention. The results of this project suggest that the addition of multimedia to the chemotherapy education process coupled with a standardized education checklist improves knowledge retention of patients.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Nursingen
dc.subject.lcshChemotherapyen
dc.subject.lcshPatientsen
dc.subject.lcshEducationen
dc.subject.lcshAudio-visual materialsen
dc.titleChemotherapy education: standardizing education and improving knowledge retention through multimedia platformen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 by Sydney Lauren Norbyen
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Anne Brown; Katie Kelly.en
thesis.degree.departmentNursing.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameM Nursingen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage37en
mus.data.thumbpage22en


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