Randomised controlled trial of a tailored information pack for patients undergoing surgery and treatment for rectal cancer.

@article{OConnor2014RandomisedCT,
  title={Randomised controlled trial of a tailored information pack for patients undergoing surgery and treatment for rectal cancer.},
  author={G. O'Connor and Vivien Coates and Siobhan O'Neill},
  journal={European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={183-91}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of a tailored information package for rectal cancer patients on satisfaction with information, anxiety and depression and readjustment. METHOD The study used a randomised control trial method. Seventy six patients undergoing surgery and treatment for rectal cancer were randomly assigned to an intervention (n = 43) or control group (n = 33). The intervention group received an information pack tailored according to their treatment plan and preferred information… CONTINUE READING