An investigation into the provision, fitting and supply of external breast prostheses: a national study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/188329
Title:
An investigation into the provision, fitting and supply of external breast prostheses: a national study
Authors:
Gallagher, Pamela; O'Carroll, Susan; Buckmaster, Ann; Mathers, Rachel; Kiernan, Gemma; Geraghty, James
Affiliation:
School of Nursing in Dublin City University (DCU), Action Breast Cancer, Tallaght Hospital
Publisher:
Irish Cancer Society
Issue Date:
Nov-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/188329
Additional Links:
http://www.cancer.ie
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women in Ireland with approximately 1,726 women being registered with breast cancer each year (National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI), 2005). The majority of women with breast cancer have surgery as a form of treatment either on its own or in combination with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy (NCRI, 2005). An integral part of the recovery post surgery involves considering restorative options. For many women in Ireland this means being fitted with an external breast prosthesis. Currently, there are an estimated 16,000 women in Ireland who have undergone a mastectomy and require an external breast prosthesis. The overall purpose of this research is to gain an insight into women’s experience of the provision, fitting, supply and use of external breast prostheses in Ireland.
Keywords:
PATIENT EXPERIENCE; BREAST CANCER
Local subject classification:
EXTERNAL BREAST PROSTHESES
Sponsors:
This study was commissioned by Action Breast Cancer (ABC), part of the Irish Cancer Society, and was conducted in conjunction with the School of Nursing in Dublin City University (DCU).

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dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Pamelaen
dc.contributor.authorO'Carroll, Susanen
dc.contributor.authorBuckmaster, Annen
dc.contributor.authorMathers, Rachelen
dc.contributor.authorKiernan, Gemmaen
dc.contributor.authorGeraghty, Jamesen
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-01T14:02:32Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-01T14:02:32Z-
dc.date.issued2006-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/188329-
dc.descriptionBreast Cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women in Ireland with approximately 1,726 women being registered with breast cancer each year (National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI), 2005). The majority of women with breast cancer have surgery as a form of treatment either on its own or in combination with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy (NCRI, 2005). An integral part of the recovery post surgery involves considering restorative options. For many women in Ireland this means being fitted with an external breast prosthesis. Currently, there are an estimated 16,000 women in Ireland who have undergone a mastectomy and require an external breast prosthesis. The overall purpose of this research is to gain an insight into women’s experience of the provision, fitting, supply and use of external breast prostheses in Ireland.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was commissioned by Action Breast Cancer (ABC), part of the Irish Cancer Society, and was conducted in conjunction with the School of Nursing in Dublin City University (DCU).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Cancer Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.cancer.ieen
dc.subjectPATIENT EXPERIENCEen
dc.subjectBREAST CANCERen
dc.subject.otherEXTERNAL BREAST PROSTHESESen
dc.titleAn investigation into the provision, fitting and supply of external breast prostheses: a national studyen
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursing in Dublin City University (DCU), Action Breast Cancer, Tallaght Hospitalen
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