Development of Nurse-led Navigation Program for Gastric Cancer Patients with Gastrectomy: Exploring the Effectiveness

Authors

  • HyoNam Lim
  • JuHee Lee
  • Taewha Lee
  • Mo Na Choi
  • Sanghee Kim3
  • Joo-Ho Lee
  • Sang Eok Lee

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.3014

Keywords:

gastric cancer; navigation program; distress; nutritional status; healthcare service; satisfaction

Abstract

Background: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a nurse-led navigation program for gastric cancer
patients with gastrectomy.
Method: The experimental group consisted of 23 patients and the control group consisted of 22 patientswith
gastric cancer after gastrectomy in K university hospital in Korea.A quasi-experimental study with a
nonequivalent control group was used. This study consists of two phases: a methodological study to develop
a navigation program for gastric cancer patients and a quasi-experimental study to verify the effects of the
navigation program. The navigation program was administered to the experimental group over 3 months
with a total of 8 sessions.
Result:The experimental group had lower distress than the control group (F = 5.298, p = 0.004).
Theexperimental group had less weight changes than the control group (F = 4.390, p = 0.019), and the
healthcare service satisfaction with regard to nurses was high (Z = 2.932, p = 0.003). However, the quality
of life was not significantly different(F = 5.905, p = 0.707).
Conclusion: The nurse-led navigation program for gastric cancer patients was effective at reducing distress,
improving nutritional status, and increasing satisfaction with healthcare services. It is suggested to conduct
long-term follow-up research to measure quality of life changes from the navigation program.

Author Biographies

HyoNam Lim

Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Konyang University

JuHee Lee

Professor, Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute,College of Nursing, Yonsei University

Taewha Lee

Professor, Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute,College of Nursing, Yonsei University,

Mo Na Choi

Professor, Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute,College of Nursing, Yonsei University

Sanghee Kim3

Associate Professor, Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute,College of Nursing, Yonsei University

Joo-Ho Lee

Professor, Department of Surgery, Uijeongbu Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University

Sang Eok Lee

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Konyang University School of Medicine

Published

2021-06-03

How to Cite

HyoNam Lim, JuHee Lee, Taewha Lee, Mo Na Choi, Sanghee Kim3, Joo-Ho Lee, & Sang Eok Lee. (2021). Development of Nurse-led Navigation Program for Gastric Cancer Patients with Gastrectomy: Exploring the Effectiveness. Medico Legal Update, 21(3), 360-371. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.3014

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