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QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY Prevalence of symptoms, with a focus on fatigue, and changes of symptoms were explored over three months in outpatients with lymphoma, lung, breast or colorectal cancer, receiving chemotherapy in the oncology outpatient clinic of a Swiss tertiary care hospital. METHODS Prospective, descriptive design; symptom prevalence was measured(More)
PURPOSE This prospective study described symptom prevalence and changes of symptoms over ten days in patients with advanced cancer admitted to two Swiss tertiary care hospitals because of symptoms, deterioration of health status, or complications. METHOD Prevalence, frequency, severity of and distress from 31 symptoms were assessed repeatedly with the(More)
PURPOSE Fatigue affects most chemotherapy recipients, who commonly experience it as distressing. Previous publications showed that cancer patients frequently lacked information and education regarding fatigue; and while most engaged in self-care activities, it remained unclear why they chose specific activities or how effective those were. We explored(More)
BACKGROUND Although fatigue affects over 75% of patients with advanced cancer, changes over time in symptoms and antecedents have not been described in the acute care setting. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence, in patients with advanced cancer, of fatigue and anaemia on admission, describe strategies used to treat anaemia, observe changes in fatigue(More)
AIM Interprofessional education (IPE) is a central feature of modern education in the health care professions. Despite this, empirically founded and systematically structured IPE courses are absent from many curricula. To answer the WHO's call for improved interprofessional collaboration in the health care system, a seminar was designed, implemented and(More)
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