Percutaneous image-guided implantation of totally implantable venous access ports in the forearm or the chest? A patients' point of view

Jan Peter Goltz*, Bernhard Petritsch, Johannes Kirchner, Dietbert Hahn, Ralph Kickuth

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
13 Zitate (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to compare patients' satisfaction and impact on daily life after implantation of totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAP) in the forearm and the chest. Methods: In this prospective study, 50 patients (mean age, 55.8 ± 15.4 years) received three questionnaires on days 1, 30, and 90 after implantation in the forearm (n = 25) or the chest (n = 25). Knowledge concerning device function, comfort perception, and impact of TIVAP on daily activities were evaluated. Ratings were dichotomized depending on whether statements were agreed with or contradicted. Fisher's exact test was used to determine differences between the forearm port (FP) and chest port (CP) groups. Results: There was no significant difference between the two groups with regard to unpleasant feelings (p = 0.09) and discomfort while puncturing (p = 0.06). Main fears in both groups were dysfunction and infection. The possibility of high-pressure injections via the TIVAP was rated important in both groups. More CP patients feared dislocation of their TIVAP during sleep (p < 0.05). CP patients experienced more negative perceptions while driving a car and wearing brassieres (p < 0.05) than FP patients. All patients would recommend their device. Conclusions: During certain activities, the FP device seems to be favorable, since it causes less discomfort than the CP.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftSupportive Care in Cancer
Jahrgang21
Ausgabenummer2
Seiten (von - bis)505-510
Seitenumfang6
ISSN0941-4355
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 01.02.2013

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