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OBJECTIVE Few studies have investigated the prevalence of the unmet needs among advanced or recurrent breast cancer patients in Asian countries and little is known about the relation between their unmet needs and psychological distress/quality of life. METHODS The participants (n = 87) comprised randomly selected ambulatory female patients with advanced(More)
OBJECTIVE A needs assessment can be used as a direct index of what patients perceive they need help with. The purposes of this study were to investigate the association between patients' perceived needs and psychological distress and/or quality of life (QOL) and to clarify the characteristics of patients with a high degree of unmet needs. METHODS Randomly(More)
The purposes of this study were to investigate the prevalence of anticipatory nausea (AN), its associated factors, and its impact on quality of life (QOL) among ambulatory cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Patients were randomly selected to participate in this study, and were asked to complete the Morrow Assessment of Nausea and Emesis scale, the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy of oncologists' recognition of their patients' supportive care needs and symptoms in breast cancer outpatient consultation in Japan. METHODS The participants included a sample of randomly selected outpatients with breast cancer and two oncologists. The patients responded to validated(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of oncology nurses' recognition of supportive care needs and symptoms of their patients undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS The participants comprised randomly selected cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy in an ambulatory setting and 17 oncology nurses working in two chemotherapy units in Japan. For assessment of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Very few findings regarding the perceived needs of elderly cancer patients have been reported. This study investigated needs and psychological distress perceived by and/or quality of life of elderly cancer patients. METHODS Randomly selected ambulatory patients with cancer participated in this study. The patients were asked to complete the(More)
OBJECTIVE Social anxiety disorder is one of the most popular psychiatric disorders in the general population and is also well known as a very common comorbid psychiatric disorder among patients with major depression. On the other hand, social anxiety disorder has been termed "the neglected anxiety disorder" because its diagnosis is often missed.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to explore the characteristics of a good death for children with cancer. METHODS A total of 10 pediatric cancer survivors, 10 bereaved family members and 20 medical professionals participated in in-depth interviews. Qualitative content analysis was performed on the transcribed data obtained from semi-structured interviews. (More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference of patients' perceived needs after cancer diagnosis. Differences in quality of life and psychological distress were also examined. METHODS Ambulatory breast cancer patients who were randomly selected participated in this study. The patients were asked to complete the Short-form(More)