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dc.contributor.authorNaidoo, J
dc.contributor.authorHayes, E
dc.contributor.authorTeo, MY
dc.contributor.authorHorgan, A
dc.contributor.authorCalvert, P
dc.contributor.authorO’Connor, M
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.
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
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-23T08:48:41Z
html.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.


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