Journal article

Assessing the unmet supportive care needs of newly diagnosed patients with cancer

G Sutherland, D Hill, M Morand, M Pruden, S-A McLachlan

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

Adequate monitoring in cancer control needs to include measures of psychosocial outcomes so as to take account of the totality of the felt cancer experience. There is a need to know whether the experience of cancer is changing, as well as a need for tools to identify where supportive care interventions or services could be targeted to good effect. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of using a telephone-administered survey to identify the unmet needs of cancer patients. Participants were identified from a statewide population-based cancer registry following an episode of hospitalized care in Victoria (Australia). Of the 506 eligible patients, 236 completed a telephone adapta..

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