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Getting Patients Active: Using National Data to Drive Practice

Leah A. Scaramuzzo

Janet Gordils-Perez

Patsy McGuire Cullen

fatigue, exercise, breast cancer care
CJON 2014, 18(5), 41-43. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.S2.41-43

Data from a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center taking part in the ONS Foundation-supported Breast Cancer Care Quality Measures Set pilot study revealed a lack of interventions recommended for patient-reported symptoms of fatigue. A team was formed to address the issue using the steps of the evidence-based practice process and to implement practice changes. This article describes the barriers and challenges faced, in addition to the integration of exercise resources into patients' plans of care. The authors describe the curriculum for staff education regarding the practice change, implementation of an evidence-based fatigue assessment and interventions, and methods to integrate these resources into patient care.

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