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Women’s experience of acute skin toxicity following radiation therapy in breast cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, February 2018
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Title
Women’s experience of acute skin toxicity following radiation therapy in breast cancer
Published in
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, February 2018
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s155538
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Eivind Richter Andersen, Grethe Eilertsen, Aud Mette Myklebust, Siren Eriksen

Abstract

Acute skin toxicity is experienced by 70%-100% of patients receiving radiation therapy following breast cancer. Most studies focus on skin appearances and treatment of such reactions, not the experience. Increased knowledge about patients' experience will contribute to provide tailored patient care. Thus, the purpose was to investigate patients' experiences of acute skin toxicity following radiation therapy for breast cancer. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with seven women, 2-3 weeks post-treatment. Five broad areas of inquiry were investigated: 1) experiences from the development of skin reactions; 2) experiences in day-to-day life; 3) coping strategies; 4) experiences of information; and 5) experiences from the aftercare. The interviews were analyzed in line with qualitative content analysis. The main theme "Not so bad itself, but it comes on top of everything else" was identified, based upon three categories: 1) unique experience of the skin; 2) it is something about the psychological aspect; and 3) experience of information. Acute skin toxicity following breast cancer treatment may affect many dimensions of patients' lives. Experiences are complex, individual, and not necessarily consistent with visible changes of the skin. A holistic approach is necessary to provide treatment and support according to patients' individual needs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 3 43%
Student > Postgraduate 1 14%
Librarian 1 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 14%
Unspecified 1 14%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 3 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 14%
Arts and Humanities 1 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 14%
Engineering 1 14%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 April 2018.
All research outputs
#7,241,549
of 12,840,843 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#160
of 306 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#129,997
of 268,195 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#5
of 8 outputs
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