Measuring the unmet supportive care needs of cancer support persons: the development of the support person's unmet needs survey--short form.

@article{Campbell2014MeasuringTU,
  title={Measuring the unmet supportive care needs of cancer support persons: the development of the support person's unmet needs survey--short form.},
  author={Shari Campbell and M Carey and RW Sanson-Fisher and David P Barker and Daniel Turner and Jill Taylor-Brown and Alix E. Hall},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={255-62}
}
Few rigorous measures of unmet needs have been developed for cancer support persons. This study describes the development of a short version of the Support Person's Unmet Needs Survey (SPUNS). Cancer survivors [n = 1589, 612 (52%) men, mean age of 62.5 years, SD 11.5] 1-5 years post diagnosis and recruited through three Canadian population-based cancer registries were asked to pass a survey package on to their principal support person. Surveys were returned by 1183 support persons. The survey… CONTINUE READING