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PURPOSE To estimate prevalence and severity of patients' self-perceived supportive care needs in the immediate post-treatment phase and identify predictors of unmet need. PATIENTS AND METHODS A multicenter, prospective, longitudinal survey was conducted. Sixty-six centers recruited patients for 12 weeks. Patients receiving treatment for the following(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate cancer patients' experience of fatigue and their perceptions about the causes, management and impact of this symptom. DESIGN Cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey. SETTINGS Three regional cancer centres; Glasgow, Birmingham and Southampton. PARTICIPANTS One thousand three hundred seven outpatients with cancer attending(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in patients with breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a pragmatic, randomized controlled trial comparing acupuncture with enhanced usual care. Three hundred two outpatients with breast cancer participated. We randomly assigned 75 patients to usual care(More)
Men with prostate cancer have various treatment options depending upon their stage of disease, age and presence of comorbidity. However, these treatments typically induce side effects, which generate currently ill-defined supportive care needs. This study examined the supportive care needs of men with prostate cancer within England. A postal questionnaire(More)
Fatigue is probably the most common symptom of illness affecting sufferers of both acute and chronic conditions. However, confusion surrounds the definition and use of the term fatigue. As with many other nursing concepts, it is a word that is commonly used in colloquial language. This concept analysis aims to identify the attributes that are essential to(More)
AIM This paper is a report of an analysis of the concept of teamwork. BACKGROUND Teamwork is seen as an important facilitator in delivering quality healthcare services internationally. However, research studies of teamwork in health care are criticized for lacking a basic conceptual understanding of what this concept represents. A universal definition for(More)
This study evaluated a supportive intervention for fatigue in patients undergoing chemotherapy. One hundred three chemotherapy-naïve patients were recruited, stratified by treatment regimen, and randomly allocated to intervention or usual care. The intervention was conducted over three months. Recipients were provided with an investigator-designed(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a common and leading concern for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is managed inadequately in IBD, and there is little evidence to support interventions. AIM To examine patients' experience of and factors contributing to IBD-fatigue, and to appraise its management by patients and healthcare professionals. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore barriers to early presentation and diagnosis with breast cancer among black women. DESIGN Systematic review. METHODS We searched multiple bibliographic databases (January 1991-February 2013) for primary research, published in English, conducted in developed countries and investigating barriers to early presentation and diagnosis(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To generate a detailed description of how adolescents with cancer manage their daily lives and the way in which fatigue affects this. DESIGN Phenomenologic. SETTING A pediatric oncology unit at a regional cancer center in the United Kingdom. SAMPLE A convenience sample of adolescents (N = 8), aged 16-19 years and with hematologic or(More)