Polaris Health Directions “Oncology disaster management system includes a shield tobacco and direction of the generator to encourage cancer patients to quit smoking. Remove habit can improve the body’s ability to heal itself and to respond to treatment.
Screening cancer patients for tobacco use, and offers guidelines for smoking cessation programs can enhance the treatment of cancer. For smokers with a diagnosis of cancer, lowering the habit can improve the body’s ability to heal itself and respond to treatment, such as after surgery or chemotherapy, as well as reduce the risk of pneumonia and respiratory failure. Shutdown can also reduce the likelihood that the cancer returns or other cancers appear, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Nevertheless, a surprisingly large number of cancer patients continue to smoke. Directions Polaris Health, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Cooper University Hospital, an ongoing randomized clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of online assessment tool results, Polaris Oncology disaster management system for the detection and monitoring of psychosocial stress cancer patients. The trial is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Of the 836 patients included in the survey, 45 used tobacco on a regular basis at some point in their lives, while 10 percent reported using tobacco at least one day during the last 30 days. 7% admitted to tobacco use, 27 to 30 days in the last 30 days, 13% received a recommendation from a doctor to quit smoking.
Patients who report on the future of tobacco dependence are given individual feedback report with a description of their tobacco use and potential risks. Patients are also given referrals to local and online resources to help them quit smoking. Polaris researchers have found the connection of these patients to determine how many acted on the direction and / or quit smoking. Prior to Polaris studies have shown that providing such information increases the number of patients who seek help for his addiction.
Polaris supports the oncology health care professionals through screening and monitoring for depression, anxiety and other mental health symptoms, risky drinking and smoking, cancer-related physical symptoms and side effects, as well as other areas of psychosocial stress. The system helps to meet the new cancer centers in 2012, the Commission on Accreditation of Cancer requirement to assess all patients, psychosocial disorders.
The project described was supported by Award Number 5R42MH78432-4 of the National Institute of Mental Health. The contents are of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institutes of Health.
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