An Irish breast cancer survivorship study: are we meeting our patients' needs?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303571
Title:
An Irish breast cancer survivorship study: are we meeting our patients' needs?
Authors:
Naidoo, J; Hayes, E; Teo, MY; Horgan, A; Calvert, P; O’Connor, M
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303571
Abstract:
Irish breast cancer survivors' needs have not been studied. Physical, psychological, social and spiritual concerns were investigated. Patient satisfaction with hospital discharge, GP follow-up, and the benefit of a discharge pack was investigated. A cohort of patients from the South East Cancer Centre was identified. Inclusion criteria: localized breast cancer, completion of adjuvant therapy, GP-led follow-up in the last 5 years. An anonymous questionnaire was developed, and ethical approval obtained. Subgroup analyses for age and time since diagnosis and discharge were completed. 80 patients were identified. 44 patients (55%) completed the questionnaire, 5 (6%) were excluded. Commonest concerns included: fatigue (51%), fear of recurrence (69%) and second cancers concerns (69%.) 23 (59%) and 25 patients (64%) were satisfied with discharge and GP follow-up respectively. 27 patients (67%) reported benefit from a discharge pack. Irish breast cancer survivors had concerns, and were satisfied with GP follow-up.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
BREAST CANCER; SCREENING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNaidoo, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorTeo, MYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHorgan, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCalvert, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Connor, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-17T15:56:00Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-17T15:56:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/303571-
dc.description.abstractIrish breast cancer survivors' needs have not been studied. Physical, psychological, social and spiritual concerns were investigated. Patient satisfaction with hospital discharge, GP follow-up, and the benefit of a discharge pack was investigated. A cohort of patients from the South East Cancer Centre was identified. Inclusion criteria: localized breast cancer, completion of adjuvant therapy, GP-led follow-up in the last 5 years. An anonymous questionnaire was developed, and ethical approval obtained. Subgroup analyses for age and time since diagnosis and discharge were completed. 80 patients were identified. 44 patients (55%) completed the questionnaire, 5 (6%) were excluded. Commonest concerns included: fatigue (51%), fear of recurrence (69%) and second cancers concerns (69%.) 23 (59%) and 25 patients (64%) were satisfied with discharge and GP follow-up respectively. 27 patients (67%) reported benefit from a discharge pack. Irish breast cancer survivors had concerns, and were satisfied with GP follow-up.en_GB
dc.languageeng-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectBREAST CANCERen_GB
dc.subjectSCREENINGen_GB
dc.titleAn Irish breast cancer survivorship study: are we meeting our patients' needs?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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