Esther Green

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PURPOSE The impact of cancer and cancer treatment on the long-term health and quality of life of survivors is substantial, leading to questions about the most appropriate configuration of services and models of care for follow-up of post-primary treatment survivors. METHODS A systematic review and quality appraisal of the health literature for structure(More)
OBJECTIVE A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to test the hypothesis that oncology health care workers are at an increased risk of cancer, reproductive complications and acute toxic events. DESIGN A structured literature search of Index Medicus/ MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Healthstar was(More)
OBJECTIVE This study outlines predictors of cancer patients' overall perceptions of the quality of care. DESIGN AND SETTING Our sample included 2790 patients who received cancer care services during 2004 in 15 comprehensive cancer programmes across Ontario, Canada. Patients were classified into three groups: those receiving both chemotherapy and(More)
By minimising the effect of irradiation on surrounding tissue, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can deliver higher, more effective doses to the targeted tumour site, minimising treatment-related morbidity and possibly improving cancer control and cure. A multidisciplinary IMRT Expert Panel was convened to develop the organisational standards for(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the present systematic review was to develop a practice guideline to inform health care providers about screening, assessment, and effective management of cancer-related fatigue (crf) in adults. METHODS The internationally endorsed adapte methodology was used to develop a practice guideline for pan-Canadian use. A systematic search(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to develop evidence-based recommendations for the organization and structure of cancer survivorship services, and best-care practices to optimize the health and well-being of post-primary treatment survivors. This review sought to determine the optimal organization and care delivery structure for cancer survivorship services, and the(More)
BACKGROUND This review focused on the identification of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) used in routine cancer clinical practice, the impact on patient, provider, and system outcomes, and the implementation factors influencing uptake. METHODS A scoping review of the published health literature was conducted using empirical databases, namely,(More)
Although recommended as an essential part of cancer care, there is limited evidence regarding the optimum approach to psychosocial health care needs assessment in this setting. To address this gap, the Cancer Journey Action Group of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) and the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) partnered to(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for depression in cancer populations. The Supportive Care Guidelines Group conducted a systematic review of the published literature through June 2005. Search sources includes MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycInfo, and the Cochrane Library. Comparative studies of treatments for(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this scoping review study were 1) to identify core domains and dimensions for inclusion in a person-focused and self-reported outcome measurement system for cancer and 2) to reach consensus among key stakeholders including cancer survivors on the relevance, acceptability, and feasibility of a core outcome set for collection in(More)