International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Nursing | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017


Impact of Instructional Intervention Program upon Womens Skin and Nail Health Who Candidates Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Nuha Adel Ibrahim, Dr. Rabea Mohsen Ali


Abstract: Background Radiation therapy is treatment with high-energy rays that destroy cancer cells. It is also affects healthy tissue in the area being treated. There are two main types of radiation therapy that can be used to treat breast cancer external beam radiation this type of radiation comes from a machine outside the body and internal radiation, for this treatment, a radioactive source is put inside the body for a short time. Normal tissues neighboring to the tumor are going to receive variable quantities of radiation, which may result in damaging of these tissues and consequently emergence of adverse effects. Objectives To assess physical health status before and after instructional intervention and information about skin radiation treatment. Methods The sample consisted of (100) women, (50) considered as study group, and another (50) the control group. A pretest was done for both groups (study and control), and then the study samples were exposed to an instructional intervention and three-dimensional post tests and the length of time between each test 21 days in Al- Amal National Hospital for Cancer Managementand Oncology Teaching Hospital. Results shows that physical sub domains regarding Skin and Nail changes items at the three post-periods (1, 2, 3) for study group after the implementation of the educational program with comparisons had highly significant differences are at P<0.001. Analysis of data was performed through the application of descriptive and inferential statistical data analysis approach. Recommendations the study recommended that the radiation and nuclear medicine hospital must include an instructional intervention program concerning the skin care in women Candidates Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer.


Keywords: Breast Cancer, SkinChange, Radiotherapy


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017,


Pages: 1870 - 1876


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Nuha Adel Ibrahim, Dr. Rabea Mohsen Ali, "Impact of Instructional Intervention Program upon Womens Skin and Nail Health Who Candidates Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20175716, Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017, 1870 - 1876

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