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J Cancer Educ. 2007 Summer;22(2):105-7.

Increasing public and provider knowledge of lymphedema: evaluation of the lymphedema roadshow.

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Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. mmathews@mun.ca

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In this pilot study, we evaluated the Lymphedema Roadshow's capacity to increase public and provider awareness of postcancer lymphedema.

METHODS:

Participants completed preworkshop and postworkshop surveys to determine if the intervention changed their attitudes and knowledge of postcancer lymphedema.

RESULTS:

The workshop significantly increased 6 of 8 knowledge scores and 2 of 6 attitude scores among public participants and 7 of 8 knowledge scores and 5 of 6 attitude scores among health care providers.

CONCLUSIONS:

The Lymphedema Roadshow identified and addressed the public's and health care providers' need for greater awareness of postcancer lymphedema.

PMID:
17605624
DOI:
10.1007/bf03174357
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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