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OBJECTIVE Cancer patients experience high levels of pre-treatment anxiety. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are threatening medical procedures. Preparation for these procedures should include the provision of sensory and procedural information, and addressing fears. The aim of this study was to develop a cancer treatment survey (CaTS) to assess the preparation(More)
OBJECTIVE Informal caregivers of people with advanced cancer experience many negative impacts as a result of their role. There is a lack of suitable measures specifically designed to assess their experience. This study aimed to develop a new measure to assess self-efficacy in caregivers of people with advanced cancer. METHODS The development and testing(More)
OBJECTIVE People with inoperable lung cancer experience higher levels of distress, more unmet needs and symptoms than other cancer patients. There is an urgent need to test innovative approaches to improve psychosocial and symptom outcomes in this group. This study tested the hypothesis that a tailored, multidisciplinary supportive care programme based on(More)
Welcome to another edition of the MASCC Society News. This month we are delighted to bring you some news from the successful MASCC meeting in Berlin, which was extremely well attended with over 1300 delegates, representing some 70 countries and presenting over 830 abstracts. We showcase the award winners for the 2013 meeting, and in the next edition, we'll(More)
Technology provides an opportunity to engage with a variety of audiences to provide cancer education, information and support. Webinars are one such format that allow live presentations by experts that can be accessed online, from people’s homes or other convenient locations. In 2015, Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) undertook a program of work to design and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to develop an in-depth understanding of the rationale, experiences, evaluation and outcomes of using Cancer Information and Support (CIS) services in Australia, the UK and USA. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were used to gather data between November 2015 and January 2016. Telephone interviews were recorded,(More)
Radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer has many known and distressing side effects. The efficacy of group interventions for reducing psychological morbidity is lacking. This study investigated the relative benefits of a group nurse-led intervention on psychological morbidity, unmet needs, treatment-related concerns and prostate cancer-specific quality(More)
Welcome to the August edition of MASCC Society News. This month we feature an update from two conferences earlier in the year: the American Society of Clinical Oncology Congress in Chicago and the Oncology Nursing Society Congress in Washington. We also profile CAPhO: the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology and the MASCC Nutrition and Cachexia(More)
OBJECTIVE The Needs Assessment for Advanced Cancer Patients (NA-ACP) is a 132-item self-report questionnaire designed to assess the seven needs domains of patients with advanced, incurable cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the short derivative form of that questionnaire with advanced lung cancer patients. METHODS Item factor loadings, item test-retest(More)