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The health diary: an examination of its use as a data collection method.
TLDR
The advantages of this method warrant further exploration in nursing research, despite conflicting and insubstantial evidence regarding the feasibility, validity and reliability of specific kinds of information reported in a diary.
Self-care behaviours initiated by chemotherapy patients in response to fatigue.
The experience of fatigue and other symptoms in patients receiving chemotherapy.
TLDR
As part of a larger study examining the pattern of fatigue in cancer patients who were undergoing a course of chemotherapy treatment, patients' perceptions of fatigue and tiredness and the nature, pattern and causes of fatigue were obtained.
Health promotion through self-help: the contribution of self-help groups.
  • A. Richardson
  • Medicine
    WHO regional publications. European series
  • 1991
Office design and health: a systematic review.
TLDR
Decisions about workplace design should include weighing the short-term financial benefits of open-plan or shared workspaces against the significant harms, including increased sickness absence, lower job satisfaction and productivity, and possible threats to recruitment and retention of staff.
Eliciting views of patients with head and neck cancer and carers on professionally derived standards for care.
TLDR
Professional facilitated and analysed focus groups are effective in assessing views of patients with cancer and carers on professionally derived standards for care and can be applied in settings traditionally viewed as difficult.
Studies exploring self-care for the person coping with cancer treatment: a review.
  • A. Richardson
  • Psychology, Medicine
    International journal of nursing studies
  • 1 May 1992
Learning from patients with cancer and their spouses: a focus group study
TLDR
Focus groups, especially reconvened groups, are an effective way of gaining patient and carer views of professionally-derived standards in oncology, however, professional qualitative researcher help is required, and it is not necessarily ‘easy’ or cheap.
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