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Evaluation of an instrument to assess the needs of patients with cancer
This study aimed to assess the face, content, and construct validity and the internal reliability of a tool for assessing the generic needs of patients with cancer (the Supportive Care Needs Survey).
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International quality of life assessment (IQOLA) project
The International Quality of Life Assesment (IQOLA) Project is a 4-year project to translate and adapt the widely used MOS SF-36 Health Survey Questionnaire in up to 15 countries and validate, norm,Expand
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The unmet supportive care needs of patients with cancer
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of the perceived unmet needs of cancer patients undergoing treatment for their disease at public treatment centers.
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Diffusion of innovation theory for clinical change
Maximising the adoption of evidence‐based practice has been argued to be a major factor in determining healthcare outcomes. However, there are gaps between evidence‐based recommendations and currentExpand
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Systematic review of psychological therapies for cancer patients: overview and recommendations for future research.
Many cancer patients use psychological therapies because they expect them to cure their cancer or to improve their recovery. Despite these high expectations, both patients and oncologists reportExpand
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Does routine assessment and real-time feedback improve cancer patients' psychosocial well-being?
This study examined the effectiveness of giving medical oncologists immediate feedback about cancer patients' self-reported psychosocial well-being in reducing those patients' levels of anxiety,Expand
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Adaptation and validation of the SF-36 Health Survey for use in Australia.
This article reports on the process undertaken to adapt the U.S. version of the SF-36 to an Australian setting. In addition, the results of psychometric testing, using the International Quality ofExpand
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Perceived needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer: rural versus urban location
Objective : To assess the prevalence and predictors of perceived unmet needs among women diagnosed with breast cancer, with a particular focus on the impact of location (rural/urban).
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Indigenous health research: a critical review of outputs over time
Objective: To determine the number and nature of publications on Indigenous health in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) in 1987–1988, 1997–1998 and 2001–2003.
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Psychometric properties of cancer survivors’ unmet needs survey
PurposeThis study aims to develop a psychometrically rigorous instrument to measure the unmet needs of adult cancer survivors who are 1 to 5 years post-cancer diagnosis. “Unmet needs” distinguishesExpand
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