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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)
OBJECTIVES Understanding barriers to early diagnosis of symptomatic breast cancer among Black African, Black Caribbean and White British women in the UK. DESIGN In-depth qualitative interviews using grounded theory methods to identify themes. Findings validated through focus groups. PARTICIPANTS 94 women aged 33-91 years; 20 Black African, 20 Black(More)
BACKGROUND Practitioners and researchers require an outcome measure that accurately identifies the range of common treatment-induced changes in sexual function and well-being experienced by women after cervical or endometrial cancer. This systematic review critically appraised the measurement properties and clinical utility of instruments validated for the(More)
OBJECTIVE To shed light on experiences of patients with cancer in London National Health Service (NHS) trusts that may not be fully captured in national survey data, to inform improvement action plans by these trusts. DESIGN Framework analysis of free-text data from 2012/2013 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey (NCPES) from the 2 London Integrated(More)
BACKGROUND Net survival rates of cancer are increasing worldwide, placing a strain on health service provision. There is a drive to transfer the care of cancer survivors-individuals living with and beyond cancer-to the community and encourage them to play an active role in their own care. Telehealth, the use of technology in remote exchange of data and(More)
BACKGROUND The number of children worldwide requiring palliative care services is increasing due to advances in medical care and technology. The use of outcome measures is important to improve the quality and effectiveness of care. AIM To systematically identify health-related quality-of-life outcome measures that could be used in paediatric palliative(More)
OBJECTIVES To provide an overview of the evidence base on the effectiveness of workforce interventions for improving the outcomes for older people with cancer, as well as analysing key features of the workforce associated with those improvements. DESIGN Systematic review. METHODS Relevant databases were searched for primary research, published in(More)
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