Symptoms experienced by cancer patients during the first year from diagnosis: patient and informal caregiver ratings and agreement.

@article{Molassiotis2010SymptomsEB,
  title={Symptoms experienced by cancer patients during the first year from diagnosis: patient and informal caregiver ratings and agreement.},
  author={Alex Molassiotis and Yingjun Zheng and L Denton-Cardew and Ric Swindell and Lisa Brunton},
  journal={Palliative & supportive care},
  year={2010},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={313-24}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore the symptom experience of patients with cancer, identify changes in symptoms over time, and explore the congruence of symptom reports between patients and their informal caregivers. METHOD This was a prospective longitudinal evaluation of symptoms over 1 year from start of treatments (T1) using the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale. Assessments and follow up took place at 3 months (T2), 6 months (T3) and 12 months (T4). A heterogeneous sample of… CONTINUE READING

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