Recommendations for lymphedema reduction in surgical melanoma patients at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center based on intervention mapping guidelines
Lymphedema is a debilitating condition and affects many cancer survivors. In particular, melanoma patients are at significant risk for developing lymphedema following surgical treatment for local or metastatic melanoma. Intervention mapping provides theoretical groundwork for the creation of an intervention designed to reduce the incidence of lymphedema in melanoma patients. Following a thorough literature review, recommendations for an intervention to reduce lymphedema are made with the input from survey data from providers who work with the at-risk population of patients. Recommendations for intervention include weight management, wound care and education components for patients but also take into account increasing knowledge deficits among providers and caregivers. Findings from the survey indicate an intervention would be supported by providers as well as help reduce patient knowledge deficits.
Medicine|Health care management|Oncology
Cromwell, Kate Duncan, "Recommendations for lymphedema reduction in surgical melanoma patients at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center based on intervention mapping guidelines" (2013). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1549825.