Journal article

Getting the MOST out of follow-up: a randomized controlled trial comparing 3 monthly nurse led follow-up via telehealth, including monitoring CA125 and patient reported outcomes using the MOST (Measure of Ovarian Symptoms and Treatment concerns) with routine clinic based or telehealth follow-up, after completion of first line chemotherapy in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer.

Paul A Cohen, Penelope M Webb, Madeleine King, Andreas Obermair, Val Gebski, Phyllis Butow, Rachael Morton, Wanda Lawson, Patsy Yates, Rachel Campbell, Tarek Meniawy, Michelle McMullen, Andrew Dean, Jeffrey Goh, Orla McNally, Linda Mileshkin, Philip Beale, Rhonda Beach, Jane Hill, Cyril Dixon Show all

Int J Gynecol Cancer | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical symptoms, anxiety, depression, fear of recurrence, sexual dysfunction, and social withdrawal are common in women after treatment for ovarian cancer. Most patients would like and need help dealing with these symptoms. The traditional model of follow-up care is unstructured and largely focused on diagnosing recurrent disease, and most oncologists lack skills to identify and manage psychosocial issues. No high quality prospective clinical trials have been conducted to determine the optimal follow-up regimen or the cost effectiveness of ovarian cancer surveillance strategies. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: To assess emotional wellbeing, acceptability, safety, and cost effectiveness of ..

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