A qualitative study of the post-treatment experiences and support needs of survivors of lymphoma
Leanne Monterosso, Karen Taylor, Violet Platt, Elizabeth Lobb, Meinir Krishnasamy, Toni Musiello, Caroline Bulsara, Kendall Stratton, David Joske
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017
PURPOSE: To explore the post-treatment experiences and preferences for follow-up support of lymphoma survivors. METHODS: Two focus groups were conducted with 17 participants to explore informational, psychological, emotional, social, practical and physical needs, 6-30 months post-treatment for lymphoma. Perceptions regarding a potential model of survivorship care were also elicited. RESULTS: Thematic content analysis revealed five key themes: Information; Loss and uncertainty; Family, support and post-treatment experience; Transition, connectivity and normalcy, and Person-centred post-treatment care. Participants described a sense of loss as they transitioned away from regular interaction wi..View full abstract
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The authors disclose the study was supported by funding from the Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit, Western Australian Cancer and Palliative Care Network.