Informal support needs of cancer patients who are living alone: a qualitative insight.

@article{Benoot2015InformalSN,
  title={Informal support needs of cancer patients who are living alone: a qualitative insight.},
  author={Charlotte Benoot and Reginald Deschepper and Marlies Saelaert and Maria H.F. Grypdonck and Johan Bilsen},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={
          1066-72
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Staying independent is an important need for cancer patients living alone. Such patients might have specific informal support needs in order to stay independent. We want to explore which informal support patients living alone perceive as helpful along the cancer care continuum. METHODS A purposeful sample of 32 patients living alone and undergoing cancer treatment were interviewed, using a semi-structured interview guide. Seventeen of them were interviewed a second time, 8 months to… CONTINUE READING
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