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J Cancer Educ. 2010 Sep;25(3):377-84. doi: 10.1007/s13187-010-0056-3.

The sensory and coping intervention for women newly diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

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University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 329A Victoria Building, 3500 Victoria Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA.


Preparatory information at the time of metastatic breast cancer diagnosis can be used to enhance patients' coping ability. Women with metastatic breast cancer evaluated a multimedia educational intervention designed to provide sensory and coping information regarding illness. Twenty women with metastatic breast cancer evaluated the materials. The intervention was evaluated very favorably and women identified the materials as needed information. However, they expressed dislike of content outlining possible concerns suggesting future iterations include only positive content. Findings confirm the acceptability and usability of these materials for further testing and ultimately for integration into cancer care practice.

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