Graduate Degree Type
College of Nursing
Colleen A. Martin
Johnine L. Callahan
Phyllis E. Gendler
A Pretest-Posttest Control Group design was used to examine the effectiveness of a self-care management approach to reduce the severity of chemotoxic stomatitis. Orem's nursing model. Levin's self-care theory, and Magoon's constructivist research methodology were employed as the theoretical framework. Subjects, 24 short-stay or out-patient oncology clients, were all beginning treatment with known stomatotoxic agents. Buccal cultures were taken to determine changes in normal oral flora during stomatitis.
The experimental group received information and direction for a systematic oral hygiene protocol. Post-chemotherapy oral assessment score means of the experimental group were significantly better (p
Brintnall, Ruthann and Binder, Jerilyn, "Reducing Chemotoxic Stomatitis in Cancer Patients With a Self-Care Oral Hygiene Protocol" (1985). Masters Theses. 69.