Background: Patients recently diagnosed with breast cancer have a multitude of emotions. Although each patient goes through emotional phases differently, these feelings often manifest as anxiety or fear.
Objectives: The objective is to decrease patient anxiety using a prechemotherapy educational video for newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer.
Methods: A quantitative comparative design, using repeated measures, was conducted with 27 patients with breast cancer who received chemotherapy treatment. An educational video was developed and provided as a part of the prechemotherapy education. Anxiety was measured using the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System instrument before and two weeks after initiation, at the end of treatment, and three months after chemotherapy administration.
Findings: Anxiety decreased over time, from before chemotherapy started to three months after the chemotherapy treatment was completed.