Learn More
BACKGROUND After surgery for oesophageal or gastric cancer, patients suffer from a variety of problems that affect their physical and mental health. Most previous studies on quality of life after this type of surgery are based on quantitative methods, and no studies to date have focused on the patient's subjective experiences of their quality of life from a(More)
BACKGROUND Oesophagectomy is a major procedure with known side effects and reduced postoperative quality of life (QOL). It has been shown that support of patients in their new life situation is often lacking. Knowledge about how QOL changes over time is fundamental for addressing patient needs and for determining the optimal timing of supportive care. The(More)
UNLABELLED After oesophageal cancer surgery quality of life (QOL) is severely reduced for a long time. Even though this is a well-documented fact no previous studies have focused on the patients' experiences of supportive care after surgery. PURPOSE To illuminate patients' experiences of supportive care from a long-term perspective after oesophagectomy or(More)
BACKGROUND Following oesophagectomy, a major surgical procedure, it is known that patients suffer from severely reduced quality of life and have an unmet need for postoperative support. Still, there is a lack of research testing interventions aiming to enhance the patients' life situation after this surgical procedure. AIM The aim of the study was to(More)
The survival rate after childhood cancer has improved markedly and today more than 80% of patients will survive. Many childhood cancer survivors suffer from late complications due to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), treated with cranial radiotherapy, are at a particularly high risk of having endocrine(More)
  • 1