Journal article

Brain cancer patient and support persons' experiences of psychosocial care: a mapping of research outputs

Lucy AP Boyd, Amy E Waller, David Hill, Rob W Sanson-Fisher



BACKGROUND: People with brain cancer and their support persons (SPs) are critical sources of information on the components of care that contribute to psychosocial outcomes. AIMS: To determine the proportion of studies that examined (1) at least one of 14 nominated components of psychosocial cancer care and (2) more than one component of care. METHODS: Medline, The Cochrane Library, PsycINFO and Embase were electronically searched for publications from January 1999 to December 2019. Publications that met the inclusion criteria were coded according to the number and type of psychosocial care components assessed from 14 listed components, and whether patient and/or SPs' views about care were el..

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Awarded by Strategic Research Partnership Grant from The Cancer Council NSW

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a Strategic Research Partnership Grant (CSR 11-02; RSF) from The Cancer Council NSW. LB is supported by a University of Newcastle PhD Scholarship. These funding sources had no role in the design of this study and did not have any role during its execution, analyses, interpretation of the data or decision to submit results. This research was also supported by infrastructure funding from University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute.