Journal article

Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Allied Health Optimisation Clinic for Cancer Patients with Complex Needs

Hannah Ray, Anna Beaumont, Jenelle Loeliger, Alicia Martin, Celia Marston, Karla Gough, Shilpa Bordia, Maria Ftanou, Nicole Kiss

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

This study examined the feasibility of implementing a multidisciplinary allied health model of care (MOC) for cancer patients with complex needs. The MOC in this retrospective study provided up to eight weeks of nutritional counselling, exercise prescription, fatigue management and psychological support. Implementation outcomes (acceptability, adoption, fidelity and appropriateness) were evaluated using nine patient interviews, and operational data and medical records of 185 patients referred between August 2017 and December 2018. Adoption, including intention to try and uptake, were acceptable: 88% of referred patients agreed to screening and 71% of eligible patients agreed to clinic partic..

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Grants

Awarded by Western Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (WCMICS)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Western Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (WCMICS) project grants 2016/2017.