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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105767/investigations-and-referral-for-suspected-cancer-in-primary-care-in-new-zealand-a-survey-linked-to-the-international-cancer-benchmarking-partnership
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H W Htun, J M Elwood, S J Ioannides, T Fishman, R Lawrenson
A national internet-based survey of New Zealand (NZ) primary care physicians (n = 192) used the survey instrument developed by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP). Practitioners were recruited by a range of methods assisted by NZ general practice networks and contacts. Compared to 11 other ICBP jurisdictions, direct access to diagnostic tests was more limited and took more time than in most other areas; the average wait for a test to be done and reported was 3.0 weeks for X-rays and 8...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105740/psychosocial-distress-in-haematological-cancer-survivors-an-integrative-review
#2
REVIEW
D Raphael, R Frey, M Gott
Haematological cancers are becoming more prevalent, however, survival is also increasing. Many survivors are faced with psychosocial issues after treatment ends, and they may not receive the support they need. This review aims to examine peer reviewed literature reporting psychosocial distress faced by haematological cancer survivors in the early post-treatment period. Database and hand searches were conducted between August and September 2015, with no year restriction. Eligible studies were those reporting on psychosocial sequelae in haematological cancer survivors up to 5 years post-treatment...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101929/dysgeusia-and-health-related-quality-of-life-of-cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-a-cross-sectional-study
#3
E Ponticelli, M Clari, S Frigerio, A De Clemente, I Bergese, E Scavino, A Bernardini, C Sacerdote
The aim of the study was to evaluate taste disorders in patients receiving chemotherapy and to assess the impact of dysgeusia on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL). A total of 289 patients with a diagnosis of malignant solid or haematological cancer undergoing chemotherapy completed a questionnaire assessing dysgeusia and HRQOL. Sixty-four per cent of patients developed dysgeusia after and during chemotherapy. A statistically significant correlation was found between type of cancer and dysgeusia (p = ...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090704/effectiveness-of-telephone-based-interventions-on-health-related-quality-of-life-and-prognostic-outcomes-in-breast-cancer-patients-and-survivors-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Q Zhang, L Zhang, R Yin, T Fu, H Chen, B Shen
The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of telephone-based interventions on prognostic outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in breast cancer patients and survivors. A systematic search of the Cochrane Library, Web of science, Medline, EMBASE, CNKI and CBM database was carried out. Randomised, controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of telephone-based intervention versus a control group receiving no telephone intervention, on prognostic outcomes and HRQoL with breast cancer were included...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070939/oncologists-perspectives-on-post-cancer-treatment-communication-and-care-coordination-with-primary-care-physicians
#5
C N Klabunde, D Haggstrom, K L Kahn, S W Gray, B Kim, B Liu, J Eisenstein, N L Keating
Post-treatment cancer care is often fragmented and of suboptimal quality. We explored factors that may affect cancer survivors' post-treatment care coordination, including oncologists' use of electronic technologies such as e-mail and integrated electronic health records (EHRs) to communicate with primary care physicians (PCPs). We used data from a survey (357 respondents; participation rate 52.9%) conducted in 2012-2013 among medical oncologists caring for patients in a large US study of cancer care delivery and outcomes...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058742/emotive-and-cognitive-processes-in-cancer-patients-linguistic-profiles-of-post-traumatic-growth
#6
M Scrignaro, E Marini, M E Magrin, C Borreani
Starting from the challenge offered by the authors of the post-traumatic growth (PTG) construct (Tedeschi & Calhoun, ), this paper aims to explore the existence of different linguistic profiles of cognitive and emotional processes in PTG narratives. The autobiographical narratives of 40 cancer patients were analysed for both PTG and linguistic indicators of emotions and cognitive processes. PTG was operationalised as the presence of redemption sequences (McAdams, ). The emotional and cognitive linguistic indicators were analysed by the LIWC program (Pennebaker & Francis, )...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058740/independent-psychometric-validation-of-european-organization-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-quality-of-life-questionnaire-endometrial-cancer-module-eortc-qlq-en24
#7
M Stukan, K Zalewski, M Mardas, D Filarska, M Szajewski, A Kmieć, P Bińkowska, M Pietrzak-Stukan, M Dudziak, J P Grabowski, R N Eskander, E Greimel
The endometrial cancer (EC)-specific Quality of Life module of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC QLQ-EN24), was developed and validated in one study. We independently validated and assessed the psychometric properties of the instrument. Two hundred and eight women with EC before surgery, during adjuvant treatment and follow-up; in three different cancer centres completed the EORTC QLQ-C30 and the EN24. The questionnaire's completion rate was 100%, except sexuality items, that were answered by 35% of patients...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032381/strategies-for-delivery-of-faecal-occult-blood-test-kits-and-participation-to-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-the-emilia-romagna-region-of-italy
#8
S Mancini, A Ravaioli, F Falcini, O Giuliani, R Corradini, G De Girolamo, C A Goldoni, A C Finarelli, C Naldoni, P Landi, P Sassoli de Bianchi, L Bucchi
There is a lack of agreement about which routine invitation strategy should be adopted in colorectal cancer screening. We conducted an observational study to assess the impact of three invitation strategies on participation. Invitation records for the years 2005-2009 were evaluated. There were 2,234,276 invitations from 1,230,683 individuals. Among first invitations, participation associated with direct mailing of the faecal occult blood test kits was slightly lower (relative risk, RR 0.985; 95% confidence interval 0...
December 29, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029197/application-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-undergoing-induction-chemotherapy
#9
M-H Chen, W-L Hwang, K-H Chang, L C J Chiang, C L J Teng
Increasingly, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are applied in patients with haematological malignancies. The feasibility and safety of PICC for induction chemotherapy in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) remain unclear. Medical records of 89 newly diagnosed adult de novo AML patients, who achieved complete remission, were retrospectively reviewed (PICC group, n = 43; intravenous [IV] line group, n = 46). Patients' clinical characteristics and the number of blind punctures for blood sampling were compared between these two groups, and risk factors associated with bacteraemia were identified by univariate analysis...
December 28, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026132/late-treatment-effects-following-bone-marrow-transplant-efficacy-of-implementing-international-guidelines
#10
V E Shanklin, J A Snowden, D M Greenfield
An increasing cohort of haematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors has raised awareness of long-term and late effects. Updated recommendations for HCT late effects screening were published in 2012 [Majhail et al. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 18 (2012):348]. We aimed to assess the clinical efficacy of a dedicated screening clinic to identify problems in HCT survivors using the international guidelines. Clinic letters and test results of the first 59 consecutive patients attending the screening clinic were evaluated...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026083/new-oral-targeted-therapies-for-metastatic-breast-cancer-disrupt-the-traditional-patients-management-a-healthcare-providers-view
#11
E Martin, L Pourtau, M Di Palma, S Delaloge
Although a cure still cannot be expected for metastatic breast cancer, thanks to progressive advances in treatments, life expectancy has been increasing over the past 15 years. This study aims to present the impact on the organisation of patients' management of newly released oral targeted therapies dedicated to metastatic breast cancer and the obstacles to their diffusion. Our work is based on the analysis of 40 semi-structured interviews, conducted with oncology healthcare professionals in three regions of France (2015-2016)...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026070/cancer-related-pain-management-a-review-of-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-healthcare-professionals
#12
REVIEW
M A M Kasasbeh, C McCabe, S Payne
Cancer-related pain (CRP) is common and many patients continue to experience pain in spite of advances in pain management modalities. The lack of knowledge, inadequate assessment of CRP and/or organisational factors, such as lack of time due to heavy workload, can be a barrier to effective pain management of healthcare professionals. The purpose was to examine the evidence with regard to the knowledge and attitudes towards practice of healthcare professionals in relation to CRP management. A search of the literature (1999-2015) was conducted searching databases and journals including CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, Science Direct and Wiley-Blackwell...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026069/written-information-material-and-availability-of-sexual-health-care-for-men-experiencing-sexual-dysfunction-after-prostate-cancer-treatment-an-evaluation-of-dutch-urology-and-radiotherapy-departments
#13
L A Grondhuis Palacios, E M Krouwel, M Duijn, B L den Oudsten, M E M den Ouden, H Putter, R C M Pelger, H W Elzevier
Objective was to investigate content of written information material and availability of sexual health care for men experiencing sexual dysfunction (SD) after prostate cancer treatment. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among Dutch urology and radiotherapy departments to evaluate information materials and availability of sexual health care. Out of 71 eligible departments, 34 urology and 15 radiotherapy departments participated in the survey (response rate 69.0%). Fifty-nine brochures corresponding to 31 urology and 11 radiotherapy departments were analysed...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026068/predictors-of-breast-self-examination-performance-among-jordanian-university-female-students
#14
L Abu Sharour, S Al-Ghabeesh, K Suleiman, A B Salameh, S Jacoob, M Al-Kalaldeh
Breast cancer is considered one of the main types of cancer among female worldwide and in Jordan also. Early detection of it will improve the prognosis and decrease the mortality rate also. Thus, this study was conducted to assess the predictors of breast self-examination performance among Jordanian university female students. Across-sectional design was utilised in this study. A sample of 100 participants was completed the study survey (The Champion's Health Belief Model Scale). The main results or regression analysis showed that confidence (β = ...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026057/functioning-of-people-with-colorectal-cancer-during-chemotherapy-demographic-and-clinical-determinants-of-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-pilot-study
#15
B Goździewicz, M Strugała, D Talarska, J Stanisławska, G Bączyk
Cancer of the colon is one of the most common malignant tumours in both genders. Thanks to the development of diagnostic techniques, lesions can be detected early fostering full patient's recovery. The aim of this study was to investigate factors affecting quality of life of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) during chemotherapy. The research tool was a questionnaire of our own design that allows collecting demographic and clinical data and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Scale-Colorectal (FACT-C)...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026055/fertility-preservation-counselling-in-dutch-oncology-practice-are-nurses-ready-to-assist-physicians
#16
E M Krouwel, M P J Nicolai, A Q M J van Steijn-van Tol, H Putter, S Osanto, R C M Pelger, H W Elzevier
Cancer and its treatments may result in impaired fertility, which could cause long-term distress to cancer survivors. For eligible patients, fertility preservation (FP) is available to secure future reproductive potential. Many physicians, however, feel inhibited about discussing FP. Oncology nurses may serve as an initiator for discussing the subject and provide additional support. Our aim was to investigate their knowledge about FP, the way they apply this, and possible barriers to discussing FP with patients of reproductive age...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008704/effect-of-nursing-care-given-at-home-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-stomach-cancer-and-their-family-caregivers-nursing-care
#17
S Bilgin, S Gozum
In Turkey, the high incidences of stomach and oesophageal cancers in East and high incidence of stomach cancer in Northeast regions are remarkable. This study was conducted to identify homecare needs of patients with stomach cancer and their caregivers and the effect of family supportive nursing care on the quality of life of patients and families. The patient and his/her caregiver were assessed with respect to their daily life activities and NANDA was used for the identified nursing diagnoses, NIC for the appropriate interventions and NOC for assessment of the results...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004451/total-depression-and-subtypes-in-prostate-cancer-survivors-10%C3%A2-years-after-treatment
#18
C F Sharpley, V Bitsika, D R H Christie, R Bradford, A Steigler, J W Denham
To describe the prevalence, severity and nature of depression in a sample of prostate cancer (PCa) survivors 10 years after diagnosis and treatment, 146 Australian patients from the RADAR trial who received their diagnosis 10 years previously completed the Zung Self-rating Depression Scale and a background questionnaire. Prevalence rates for clinically significant depression and severe depression were higher than those reported for the non-PCa men of the same age in Australia. The most common subtype of depression was Anhedonia, followed by Cognitive depression...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004450/cross-sectional-study-to-assess-the-need-to-commence-opportunistic-screening-of-women-for-cervical-cancer-presenting-with-sexually-transmitted-disease-in-western-india
#19
Mihir P Rupani, Ajay B Pawar, Raj Kumar Bansal, Malati Dalal, Ashvin Vachhani, Khushali D Parikh
This study examines the prevalence of suspected cervical cancer (established through the use of visual inspection with Lugol's Iodine - VILI) among outpatients attending Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education & Research Hospital, India. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 356 patients; 178 with an established sexually transmitted disease (STD) and 178 patients without. Patients with positive results were investigated with cervical biopsy; out of 356 patients, 21.91% patients with STD and 12.35% patients without STD tested positive for VILI respectively (p = ...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004448/social-networks-social-support-and-social-negativity-a-qualitative-study-of-head-and-neck-cancer-caregivers-experiences
#20
M Balfe, K Keohane, K O'Brien, L Sharp
Head and neck cancer is a serious form of cancer that can generate substantial physical and psychosocial morbidity. Informal caregivers can help patients to manage head and neck cancer and its emotional impacts, both during and after treatment. Caregivers, however, can experience considerable stress as a result of their caring activities. Supportive relationships can protect caregivers from psychosocial strain. Thirty-one head and neck cancer caregivers were interviewed about their experiences of accessing social support from their social networks; difficulties that they experienced accessing this support; and strategies that they used to address these difficulties...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
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