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Friday, November 1, 2019

The Effect of Uncertainty Management Program on Quality of Life Among Vietnamese Women at 3 Weeks Postmastectomy

The Effect of Uncertainty Management Program on Quality of Life Among Vietnamese Women at 3 Weeks Postmastectomy

Ha, Xuan Thi Nhu PhD; Thanasilp, Sureeporn DNS; Thato, Ratsiri PhD

"This innovative study presents emerging evidence regarding benefits of the Uncertainty Management Plan for improvement in the quality of life for women experiencing mastectomy.  The authors modified the Uncertainty Management plan, based upon Mishel's Uncertainty Theory, for Vietnamese women.  The intervention includes Qigong, a form of complementary or alternative therapy. This culturally appropriate, theoretically based intervention, provided by nurses, may be adapted for utilization internationally potentiating improvement in the quality of life for women experiencing breast cancer.

I have learned how to listen to what women want to share after having a mastectomy. There were many stories behind the women's disease. The program is realistic and concerns holistic care for breast cancer patients. After defining the theoretical framework allied Mishel's Theory, I think the framework is suitable to apply to other groups of patients in Vietnam... I hope I can continue with another project using this program."

 

--Corresponding author Dr Xuan Thi Nhu Ha speaks on her paper, "The Effect of Uncertainty Management Program on Quality of Life Among Vietnamese Women at 3 Weeks Postmastectomy," published in CANCER NURSING Volume 42, Issue 4.  For a limited time, the article may be viewed below without a subscription.