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Anne Gibbs – 1st expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • Women’s Satisfaction with Their Breast Prosthesis What Determines a Quality Prosthesis?
    Evaluation Review, 2005
    Co-Authors: Patricia M. Livingston, Susan Roberts, Victoria White, Anne Gibbs, Emma Pritchard, Jane Hayman, David J. Hill

    Abstract:

    The aim of this study is to determine what factors constitute a quality Prosthesis and ascertain which factors affect Prosthesis satisfaction. Sixty-four women who received full funding for their Prosthesis and 38womenwho received their hospital’s usual fundingwere recruited. Women rated the information provided about Breast prostheses very highly, with 85% reporting that it was “very good†or “excellent.†Satisfaction was significantly associatedwith how well the Prosthesis fit (1 week,p=.001; 3 months,p=.01), level of comfort (3 months,p=.005), and appearance of the Prosthesis when worn (6 months,p = .001). Quality was significantly associated with how well it fit (1 week,p = .001; 3months,p = .001), how natural it felt (1 week,p = .001; 6months,p=.01), the weight of the Prosthesis (3 months,p=.003), and appearance when worn (6 months,p = .03). The results will be used to improve women’s access to a quality Prosthesis.

  • women s satisfaction with their Breast Prosthesis what determines a quality Prosthesis
    Evaluation Review, 2005
    Co-Authors: Patricia M. Livingston, Susan Roberts, Victoria White, Anne Gibbs, Emma Pritchard, Jane Hayman, David J. Hill

    Abstract:

    The aim of this study is to determine what factors constitute a quality Prosthesis and ascertain which factors affect Prosthesis satisfaction. Sixty-four women who received full funding for their Prosthesis and 38womenwho received their hospital’s usual fundingwere recruited. Women rated the information provided about Breast prostheses very highly, with 85% reporting that it was “very good†or “excellent.†Satisfaction was significantly associatedwith how well the Prosthesis fit (1 week,p=.001; 3 months,p=.01), level of comfort (3 months,p=.005), and appearance of the Prosthesis when worn (6 months,p = .001). Quality was significantly associated with how well it fit (1 week,p = .001; 3months,p = .001), how natural it felt (1 week,p = .001; 6months,p=.01), the weight of the Prosthesis (3 months,p=.003), and appearance when worn (6 months,p = .03). The results will be used to improve women’s access to a quality Prosthesis.

  • external Breast Prosthesis use experiences and views of women with Breast cancer Breast care nurses and Prosthesis fitters
    Cancer Nursing, 2003
    Co-Authors: Susan Roberts, Patricia M. Livingston, Victoria White, Anne Gibbs

    Abstract:

    After mastectomy, the provision of an appropriate Breast Prosthesis can help to improve body image and quality of life and reduce associated emotional distress. Although up to 90% of women use an external Breast Prosthesis after mastectomy, little is known about their experiences and satisfaction with Breast Prosthesis use. Focus groups were conducted with women who had been fitted with an external Breast Prosthesis, Breast care nurses, and Prosthesis fitters to explore women’s experiences of Prosthesis use. Qualitative thematic content analysis of focus group transcripts indicated that whereas women’s initial reaction to the Prosthesis generally was negative, this improved over time. Provision of adequate information and support, characteristics of the fitter and the fitting experience, and relationships with Breast care nurses and Prosthesis fitters were important to women’s acceptance and satisfaction with their Prosthesis. The study results highlighted the key role that Breast care nurses play and the underestimation of the Prosthesis fitter’s role. Common themes concerning the impact of Prosthesis use included body image, appearance, and feminine identity. These findings have important implications for professionals involved in the delivery of Breast prostheses services.

Patricia M. Livingston – 2nd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • Women’s Satisfaction with Their Breast Prosthesis What Determines a Quality Prosthesis?
    Evaluation Review, 2005
    Co-Authors: Patricia M. Livingston, Susan Roberts, Victoria White, Anne Gibbs, Emma Pritchard, Jane Hayman, David J. Hill

    Abstract:

    The aim of this study is to determine what factors constitute a quality Prosthesis and ascertain which factors affect Prosthesis satisfaction. Sixty-four women who received full funding for their Prosthesis and 38womenwho received their hospital’s usual fundingwere recruited. Women rated the information provided about Breast prostheses very highly, with 85% reporting that it was “very good†or “excellent.†Satisfaction was significantly associatedwith how well the Prosthesis fit (1 week,p=.001; 3 months,p=.01), level of comfort (3 months,p=.005), and appearance of the Prosthesis when worn (6 months,p = .001). Quality was significantly associated with how well it fit (1 week,p = .001; 3months,p = .001), how natural it felt (1 week,p = .001; 6months,p=.01), the weight of the Prosthesis (3 months,p=.003), and appearance when worn (6 months,p = .03). The results will be used to improve women’s access to a quality Prosthesis.

  • women s satisfaction with their Breast Prosthesis what determines a quality Prosthesis
    Evaluation Review, 2005
    Co-Authors: Patricia M. Livingston, Susan Roberts, Victoria White, Anne Gibbs, Emma Pritchard, Jane Hayman, David J. Hill

    Abstract:

    The aim of this study is to determine what factors constitute a quality Prosthesis and ascertain which factors affect Prosthesis satisfaction. Sixty-four women who received full funding for their Prosthesis and 38womenwho received their hospital’s usual fundingwere recruited. Women rated the information provided about Breast prostheses very highly, with 85% reporting that it was “very good†or “excellent.†Satisfaction was significantly associatedwith how well the Prosthesis fit (1 week,p=.001; 3 months,p=.01), level of comfort (3 months,p=.005), and appearance of the Prosthesis when worn (6 months,p = .001). Quality was significantly associated with how well it fit (1 week,p = .001; 3months,p = .001), how natural it felt (1 week,p = .001; 6months,p=.01), the weight of the Prosthesis (3 months,p=.003), and appearance when worn (6 months,p = .03). The results will be used to improve women’s access to a quality Prosthesis.

  • external Breast Prosthesis use experiences and views of women with Breast cancer Breast care nurses and Prosthesis fitters
    Cancer Nursing, 2003
    Co-Authors: Susan Roberts, Patricia M. Livingston, Victoria White, Anne Gibbs

    Abstract:

    After mastectomy, the provision of an appropriate Breast Prosthesis can help to improve body image and quality of life and reduce associated emotional distress. Although up to 90% of women use an external Breast Prosthesis after mastectomy, little is known about their experiences and satisfaction with Breast Prosthesis use. Focus groups were conducted with women who had been fitted with an external Breast Prosthesis, Breast care nurses, and Prosthesis fitters to explore women’s experiences of Prosthesis use. Qualitative thematic content analysis of focus group transcripts indicated that whereas women’s initial reaction to the Prosthesis generally was negative, this improved over time. Provision of adequate information and support, characteristics of the fitter and the fitting experience, and relationships with Breast care nurses and Prosthesis fitters were important to women’s acceptance and satisfaction with their Prosthesis. The study results highlighted the key role that Breast care nurses play and the underestimation of the Prosthesis fitter’s role. Common themes concerning the impact of Prosthesis use included body image, appearance, and feminine identity. These findings have important implications for professionals involved in the delivery of Breast prostheses services.

David J. Hill – 3rd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • women s satisfaction with their Breast Prosthesis what determines a quality Prosthesis
    Evaluation Review, 2005
    Co-Authors: Patricia M. Livingston, Susan Roberts, Victoria White, Anne Gibbs, Emma Pritchard, Jane Hayman, David J. Hill

    Abstract:

    The aim of this study is to determine what factors constitute a quality Prosthesis and ascertain which factors affect Prosthesis satisfaction. Sixty-four women who received full funding for their Prosthesis and 38womenwho received their hospital’s usual fundingwere recruited. Women rated the information provided about Breast prostheses very highly, with 85% reporting that it was “very good†or “excellent.†Satisfaction was significantly associatedwith how well the Prosthesis fit (1 week,p=.001; 3 months,p=.01), level of comfort (3 months,p=.005), and appearance of the Prosthesis when worn (6 months,p = .001). Quality was significantly associated with how well it fit (1 week,p = .001; 3months,p = .001), how natural it felt (1 week,p = .001; 6months,p=.01), the weight of the Prosthesis (3 months,p=.003), and appearance when worn (6 months,p = .03). The results will be used to improve women’s access to a quality Prosthesis.

  • Women’s Satisfaction with Their Breast Prosthesis What Determines a Quality Prosthesis?
    Evaluation Review, 2005
    Co-Authors: Patricia M. Livingston, Susan Roberts, Victoria White, Anne Gibbs, Emma Pritchard, Jane Hayman, David J. Hill

    Abstract:

    The aim of this study is to determine what factors constitute a quality Prosthesis and ascertain which factors affect Prosthesis satisfaction. Sixty-four women who received full funding for their Prosthesis and 38womenwho received their hospital’s usual fundingwere recruited. Women rated the information provided about Breast prostheses very highly, with 85% reporting that it was “very good†or “excellent.†Satisfaction was significantly associatedwith how well the Prosthesis fit (1 week,p=.001; 3 months,p=.01), level of comfort (3 months,p=.005), and appearance of the Prosthesis when worn (6 months,p = .001). Quality was significantly associated with how well it fit (1 week,p = .001; 3months,p = .001), how natural it felt (1 week,p = .001; 6months,p=.01), the weight of the Prosthesis (3 months,p=.003), and appearance when worn (6 months,p = .03). The results will be used to improve women’s access to a quality Prosthesis.

  • Do women have equitable access to quality Breast Prosthesis services
    Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2000
    Co-Authors: Patricia M. Livingston, Susan Roberts, Victoria White, Anne Gibbs, D Bonnici, David J. Hill

    Abstract:

    : Although up to 90% of women who have had a mastectomy use Breast prostheses, significant gaps exist around current Breast Prosthesis services for Australian women. These gaps include the timeliness and quality of information provision, the disparity in financial assistance, and the lack of knowledge regarding the determinants of what constitutes a “quality” Breast Prosthesis. Revised policy initiatives are central to addressing these gaps to ensure equitable access to quality Breast Prosthesis services.