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