RTOG CRITERIA TO EVALUATE ACUTE SKIN REACTION and ITS RISK FACTORS in PATIENTS WITH BREAST CANCER SUBMITTED TO RADIOTHERAPY

RTOG CRITERIA TO EVALUATE ACUTE SKIN REACTION and ITS RISK FACTORS in PATIENTS WITH BREAST CANCER SUBMITTED TO RADIOTHERAPY

Autor Pires, Ana Maria Teixeira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Segreto, Roberto Araujo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Segreto, Helena Regina Comodo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Hosp Alemao Oswaldo Cruz
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Purpose: Evaluate and classify skin reactions through the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) criteria and characterize factors that can intervene in these reactions. Method: Prospective study, with 86 women submitted to adjuvant breast radiotherapy with a total dose of 5040cGy, in a 6 MeV Linear Accelerator. Personal data were collected and breast size was measured (distance between field separation and breast height). the treated skin area was evaluated weekly. Results: Breast height and treatment technique were significant factors in the univariate analysis for the incidence of degree 3 skin reactions. However, only breast height was a significant factor in the multivariate analysis for the severity of skin reactions. the chances of occurring degree 3 reactions increase 2.61 times for each increase in height unit (cm). These findings allow nurses to plan more adequate and individualized procedures for each patient and contribute to the optimization of treatment.
Palavra-chave radiotherapy
oncologic nursing
radiodermatitis
breast neoplasms
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2008-09-01
Publicado em Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem. Ribeirao Preto: Univ São Paulo, Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirao Preto, v. 16, n. 5, p. 844-849, 2008.
ISSN 0104-1169 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Univ São Paulo, Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirao Preto
Extensão 844-849
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692008000500008
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000260776400009
SciELO S0104-11692008000500008 (estatísticas na SciELO)
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/30870

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