Table 6

Patient-nominated Negative Thought and Self Evaluation Changes During and After Grade 4 Episodes of Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia

Patient-nominated Negative Thought and Self Evaluation Changes

Frequency Per Interview (N = 100) n (%)

Frequency Per Patient (N = 34) n (%)


Feeling of dread about coming for chemotherapy

10 (10%)

9 (27%)

Worrying about paying for extra care needed

9 (9%)

5 (15%)

Feeling useless/helpless, letting people down

7 (7%)

6 (18%)

Sense of loss of independence

6 (6%)

5 (15%)

Worrying about being around other sick people

5 (5%)

5 (15%)


Note: Thirty-four patients completed 100 interviews with each patient contributing between 1 and 4 interviews. To be included in the table, the complaint had to have been nominated within at least 5% of the interviews.

Fortner et al. BMC Nursing 2005 4:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-4-4

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