Journal article

Satisfaction with nurse-led telephone follow up for low to intermediate risk prostate cancer patients treated with radical radiotherapy. A comparative study

Mary Leahy, Meinir Krishnasamy, Alan Herschtal, Mathias Bressel, Tracey Dryden, Keen Hun Tai, Farshad Foroudi

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH: As the number of men living with prostate cancer is increasing worldwide, the requirement for follow up care also grows. This study was undertaken to evaluate nurse-led, telephone follow up, for men with low to intermediate risk prostate cancer treated with radical radiotherapy when compared with medical follow up. METHODS AND SAMPLE: A non-randomized, two-cohort, comparative study. 169 men diagnosed with prostate cancer were recruited from outpatient clinics at a tertiary cancer centre in Australia. 83 men were recruited to cohort 1 (control) (51 low to intermediate risk; 32 high risk) and 86 to cohort 2 (intervention) (51 low to intermediate risk; 35 high risk). Hi..

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