Kinta Beaver

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This paper reports a study which examined the specific information needs and sources of information for 105 women with breast cancer at two time points, the time of diagnosis and a mean of 21 months from diagnosis. At diagnosis the priority information needs concerned survival issues. Further from diagnosis survival issues were still a concern, but(More)
AIM Following treatment for colorectal cancer it is common practice for patients to attend hospital clinics at regular intervals for routine monitoring, although debate persists on the benefits of this approach. Nurse-led telephone follow-up is effective in meeting information and psycho-social needs in other patient groups. We explored the potential(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the hypothesis that women with breast cancer had specific preferences about the degree of control they wanted over treatment decision making. One hundred fifty women, newly diagnosed with breast cancer, were interviewed and their preferences for participation in treatment decision making were established using a(More)
OBJECTIVE: An exploratory study has been carried out to examine decision-making role preferences and information needs for a sample of people with colorectal cancer (n=48). The work replicated a larger study carried out for women with breast cancer (n=150), and this paper compares and contrasts findings for both disease groups. DESIGN: A cross-sectional(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare traditional hospital follow-up with telephone follow-up by specialist nurses after treatment for breast cancer. DESIGN A two centre randomised equivalence trial in which women remained in the study for a mean of 24 months. SETTING Outpatient clinics in two NHS hospital trusts in the north west of England PARTICIPANTS 374 women(More)
Sensitive, appropriate patient information is considered to be an important element in the psychological support of patients. Specialist nurses are seen to have a key responsibility for this work. With regard to gynaecological cancer, evidence suggests that women do not get optimum psychological care. This study set out to explore women's experiences of(More)
This study examined information needs and decision-making preferences for women with gynaecological cancers (n=53) using structured interviews and compared findings to previous work involving breast and colorectal cancer patients. Measures of information needs (Information Needs Questionnaire) and decision-making preferences (Control Preferences Scale) were(More)
Although the vital role of informal carers has been acknowledged in government policy documents in the UK, the information needs of informal carers are not well documented. There is also uncertainty about where carers get their information from and whether they are satisfied with the information they receive. This study aimed to examine the information(More)
BACKGROUND Current healthcare policy advocates patient participation in treatment decision making. However, in asthma there is little evidence regarding patients' views on such involvement. This study explored the preferred and perceived level of involvement in treatment decisions, rationales for role preference, perceived facilitators of/barriers to(More)
Nurses can play a key role in patient education, including providing patients with useful and appropriate information. Rather than focusing on the process of education or information giving by nurses, this study places emphasis on the content of that information by taking the patients' perspective and asking the patients themselves what particular types of(More)