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Factors influencing death at home in terminally ill patients with cancer: systematic review
Abstract Objectives To determine the relative influence of different factors on place of death in patients with cancer. Data sources Four electronic databases—Medline (1966-2004), PsycINFOExpand
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Systematic Reviews
Michael S Broder, David Beenhouwer, Dasha Cherepanov, Partnership for Health Analytic Research, LLC, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, United States Jonathan R Strosberg, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center andExpand
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The prevalence of symptoms in end-stage renal disease: a systematic review.
Symptoms in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are underrecognized. Prevalence studies have focused on single symptoms rather than on the whole range of symptoms experienced. This systematic review aimedExpand
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A comparison of symptom prevalence in far advanced cancer, AIDS, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and renal disease.
Little attention has been paid to the symptom management needs of patients with life-threatening diseases other than cancer. In this study, we aimed to determine to what extent patients withExpand
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Using quality of life measures in the clinical setting
This is the second in a series of five articles In modern medicine the traditional way of assessing change in patients has been to focus on laboratory or clinical tests. At its most simple thisExpand
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Development and validation of a core outcome measure for palliative care : the palliative care outcome scale
Objectives—To develop an outcome measure for patients with advanced cancer and their families which would cover more than either physical symptoms or quality of life related questions. To validateExpand
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An integrated palliative and respiratory care service for patients with advanced disease and refractory breathlessness: a randomised controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Breathlessness is a common and distressing symptom, which increases in many diseases as they progress and is difficult to manage. We assessed the effectiveness of early palliative careExpand
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Heterogeneity and changes in preferences for dying at home: a systematic review
BackgroundHome-based models of hospice and palliative care are promoted with the argument that most people prefer to die at home. We examined the heterogeneity in preferences for home death andExpand
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Better palliative care for older people
Most deaths in European and other developed countries occur in people aged over 65, but relatively little health policy concerns their needs in the last years of life. As life expectancy increases,Expand
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What is the best way to help caregivers in cancer and palliative care? A systematic literature review of interventions and their effectiveness
Informal carers in cancer and palliative care are known to have high needs and psychological morbidity, yet a literature review identified few targeted interventions. This systematic review ofExpand
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