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Research Using the MOATT
A Structured Nursing Intervention at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jean Boucher and colleagues published the results of a study designed to evaluate a nurse-led intervention using the MOATT with the goals of increasing patient knowledge and adherence to therapy. This was a longitudinal, descriptive, feasibility study conducted in an ambulatory thoracic oncology disease center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Thirty adult patients with lung cancer, who were being treated with the oral agent erlotinib, participated in the study (with 27 completing).
I didn’t have much time to dally though, so I chugged on to Bakersfield, had dinner with my doctor friend at the local Elephant Bar, and then continued on to Vegas around 9pm. I rolled into town around 1am, finished writing my column for the paper, and finally collapsed into bed around 3:30am. This all after rising at 4am for that photo shoot, you may recall — talk about a loooooong day! I had tried to take a nap earlier at Pirates Cove, but I have a really hard time falling asleep more than once in a 24-hour period, so I was unsuccessful, despite how exhausted I was.