Journal article

Psychological distress, quality of life, symptoms and unmet needs of colorectal cancer survivors near the end of treatment

Lahiru Russell, Karla Gough, Allison Drosdowsky, Penelope Schofield, Sanchia Aranda, Phyllis N Butow, Jennifer A Westwood, Mei Krishnasamy, Jane M Young, Jo Phipps-Nelson, Dorothy King, Michael Jefford



PURPOSE: This study investigated psychological morbidity, quality of life (QoL), colorectal cancer (CRC)-specific symptoms and supportive care needs in a CRC population at the end of treatment (EOT). METHODS: CRC survivors (n = 152) completed a post-treatment baseline questionnaire as part of a multisite supportive care randomised controlled trial (SurvivorCare). CRC survivors had completed treatment with curative intent within 0 to 6 months. Measures are as follows: Brief Symptom Inventory 18 (BSI-18) (psychological morbidity), EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-CR29 (QoL and CRC-specific symptoms and problems) and Cancer Survivors' Unmet Needs (CaSUN) measure with a simplified response format (unmet ne..

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Awarded by Victorian Cancer Agency

Awarded by Cancer Australia/Beyond Blue

Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the Victorian Cancer Agency: Grant number: EOI09_74 and Cancer Australia/Beyond Blue: Grant number: 628581. The funding bodies had no role in the design of the study nor in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, or writing of the manuscript. Jane Young is supported by a Cancer Institute NSW Academic Leader in Cancer Epidemiology Award.