Journal article

The views of bowel cancer survivors and health care professionals regarding survivorship care plans and post treatment follow up

Carl Baravelli, Meinir Krishnasamy, Carmel Pezaro, Penelope Schofield, Kerryann Lotfi-Jam, Megan Rogers, Donna Milne, Sanchia Aranda, Dorothy King, Beryl Shaw, Suzi Grogan, Michael Jefford

JOURNAL OF CANCER SURVIVORSHIP-RESEARCH AND PRACTICE | SPRINGER | Published : 2009

Abstract

GOALS OF WORK: Increasing numbers of people survive cancer beyond diagnosis and treatment. Many survivors have ongoing needs and they may encounter fragmented, poorly coordinated follow up care. Survivorship care plans (SCP) have been promoted as a key aspect of survivorship care. This study aimed to survey key stakeholders in the care of people with colorectal cancer (survivors, primary care providers and hospital-based healthcare professionals) regarding follow-up and SCP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In study 1, cancer survivors completed a questionnaire regarding their follow-up and experiences during survivorship. Participants' primary care physicians completed a phone interview regarding prop..

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