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

Supportive Care in Cancer | Published : 2021

Abstract

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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