|Titre :||Cancer survivor’s perspectives on the major challenge in the transition to survivorship (2020)|
|Auteurs :||Margaret I. Fitch, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Patient Education and Counseling (Vol. 103 n° 11, Novembre 2020)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp. 2361-2367|
To understand cancer survivors’ perspectives regarding the major challenge in transitioning from cancer treatment to follow-up care. Identification of major issues should inform survivorship care and help reduce suffering.
A national survey was conducted to identify experiences with follow-up for cancer survivors one to three years post-treatment. The survey included open-ended questions for respondents to add topics of importance and details that offer deeper insight into their experiences. This publication presents analysis of the open-ended question about the major challenge faced by adult cancer population.
Of 13,534 unique adult survey respondents, 8706 respondents identified major challenges. Of those reporting challenges, 4727 (54.3 %) named a single challenge but 3979 (45.7 %) identified more than one. In total, 15,351 challenges were identified. Responses to open-ended questions are summarized under significant themes: major concerns are often more than singular issues; recovery and fear of recurrence; and information needs.
Conclusions and practice implications
Results indicate significant numbers of adult survivors have multiple concerns about physical, emotional, and practical issues but are not receiving assistance and/or appropriate information to help manage these concerns. It is important to determine how health care can be proactive in identifying and addressing needs of survivors
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