Journal article

Surviving glioblastoma and a sense of disconnection

L Gately, SA McLachlan, A Dowling, J Philip

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Given the poor prognosis of glioblastoma, little focus has been placed on the needs of long-term survivors (those alive at least two years following diagnosis). The aim of this project was to explore the lived experience of long-term survivors of glioblastoma using a qualitative approach. Long-term survivors of glioblastoma diagnosed between 1/1/2006-31/12/2016 were identified at the tertiary centre involved. Participants underwent a semi-structured qualitative interview and caregiver dyads were collected if available. Thematic analysis was undertaken where themes were gradually generated from the data alongside data collection and confirmed or contrasted as data collection proceeded. Partic..

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