Development, implementation and evaluation of a multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation programme : The CANSURVIVOR Project : meeting post-treatment cancer survivors’ needs

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240151
Title:
Development, implementation and evaluation of a multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation programme : The CANSURVIVOR Project : meeting post-treatment cancer survivors’ needs
Authors:
Ivers, Mary E.; Dooley, Barbara A.; Bates, Ursula
Affiliation:
UCD, St. Vincent's University Hospital
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240151
Abstract:
Cancer survivor numbers in Ireland are increasing due to the success of modern treatments. Although most survivors have a good quality of life not all survivors return to 'normal' after treatment. The HSE funded CANSURVIVOR research project has found that many survivors have difficulties and need help to recover and adjust after cancer treatment. Over a number of exploratory studies using interviews, focus groups and a survey of 262 breast, prostate, colorectal and lung cancer survivors, the researchers found that over 25% of survivors experienced significant difficulties with physical, emotional and social functioning, including symptoms such as insomnia and fatigue, while 33% experienced high levels of anxiety. Of particular concern were the findings that over 50% of survivors were overweight, 35% had reduced their physical activity levels and 13% continued to smoke after cancer, putting them at risk for further health problems. This evidence led to the development of an 8-week multi-disciplinary pilot rehabilitation programme. Significant quality of life improvements were achieved with increases in strength and fitness as well as a reduction in anxiety levels and dietary improvements. The researchers highlight the need for a structured, co-ordinated survivorship service, education of health professionals about survivorship and the provision of high quality information to survivors. This research was led by the School of Psychology at UCD in collaboration with the Physiotherapy and Nutrition departments of St. Vincent's hospital.
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Keywords:
CANCER; PATIENTS
Local subject classification:
SURVIVORSHIP; PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY
Sponsors:
Funded by the Health Service Executive

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIvers, Mary E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDooley, Barbara A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBates, Ursulaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-28T08:05:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-28T08:05:49Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/240151-
dc.description.abstractCancer survivor numbers in Ireland are increasing due to the success of modern treatments. Although most survivors have a good quality of life not all survivors return to 'normal' after treatment. The HSE funded CANSURVIVOR research project has found that many survivors have difficulties and need help to recover and adjust after cancer treatment. Over a number of exploratory studies using interviews, focus groups and a survey of 262 breast, prostate, colorectal and lung cancer survivors, the researchers found that over 25% of survivors experienced significant difficulties with physical, emotional and social functioning, including symptoms such as insomnia and fatigue, while 33% experienced high levels of anxiety. Of particular concern were the findings that over 50% of survivors were overweight, 35% had reduced their physical activity levels and 13% continued to smoke after cancer, putting them at risk for further health problems. This evidence led to the development of an 8-week multi-disciplinary pilot rehabilitation programme. Significant quality of life improvements were achieved with increases in strength and fitness as well as a reduction in anxiety levels and dietary improvements. The researchers highlight the need for a structured, co-ordinated survivorship service, education of health professionals about survivorship and the provision of high quality information to survivors. This research was led by the School of Psychology at UCD in collaboration with the Physiotherapy and Nutrition departments of St. Vincent's hospital.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipFunded by the Health Service Executiveen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectCANCERen_GB
dc.subjectPATIENTSen_GB
dc.subject.otherSURVIVORSHIPen_GB
dc.subject.otherPSYCHO-ONCOLOGYen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment, implementation and evaluation of a multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation programme : The CANSURVIVOR Project : meeting post-treatment cancer survivors’ needsen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentUCD, St. Vincent's University Hospitalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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