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This study systematically reviewed the evidence on the influence of stigma and nihilism on lung cancer patterns of care; patients’ psychosocial and quality of life (QOL) outcomes; and how this may link to public health programs. Medline, EMBASE, ProQuest, CINAHL, PsycINFO databases were searched. Inclusion criteria were: included lung cancer patients and/or(More)
The diagnosis and subsequent treatment of prostate cancer is followed by a range of significant disease specific and iatrogenic sequelae. However, the supportive care needs of men with prostate cancer are not well described in the literature. The present study assesses the supportive care needs of men with prostate cancer who are members of prostate cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) assessments can assist health professionals to tailor their health practices to the individual needs of patients and improve patient care over time. The present study assessed prospective predictors of unmet supportive care needs in cancer patients over a six-month period. METHODS Participants were recruited from a(More)
OBJECTIVE Heightened psychological distress after cancer is common but likely highly heterogeneous. This raises potential challenges in how and when to target services; however, data describing longitudinal patterns of distress are limited. This study describes the long term psychological outcomes for colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors and trajectories of(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe women's experiences after treatment for gynecologic cancer in relation to psychosocial and physical difficulties and perceptions of the helpfulness of healthcare professionals. DESIGN Descriptive, retrospective, mailed survey. SETTING Women previously treated for gynecologic cancer at a large urban hospital in Queensland,(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the Western world. The most substantial long term morbidity from this cancer is sexual dysfunction with consequent adverse changes in couple and intimate relationships. Research to date has not identified an effective way to improve sexual and psychosocial adjustment for both men with prostate(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the supportive care needs and interest in related services among brain tumour patients and their carers and to compare the level of unmet needs to other cancer populations. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was posted to 363 households who were subscribed to the Queensland Cancer Fund Brain Tumour Support Service in 2005. Overall, 75(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe difficulties experienced by women after treatment for primary breast cancer. DESIGN Descriptive and exploratory. SETTING Queensland, Australia. SAMPLE 245 women (70% response rate) less than 16 weeks postsurgery for breast cancer completed a survey. The mean age for this sample was 55 years; 71% had undergone mastectomy,(More)
Targeted treatment education for cancer patients has the potential to promote adjustment through assisting patients to participate in treatment decision making, comply with treatment regimens and cope more effectively with treatment side effects. A quasi-experimental longitudinal pre-test post-test and follow-up design was used to assess the effect of a(More)