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Information needs of women with recently diagnosed ovarian cancer--a longitudinal study.

Författare och institution:
Maria Browall (Institutionen för särskilda specialiteter, Avdelningen för onkologi); Maria Carlsson (-); György Horvath (Institutionen för särskilda specialiteter, Avdelningen för onkologi)
Publicerad i:
European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society, 8 ( 3 ) s. 200-7; discussion 208-10
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The aim of this study was to investigate the information needs among patients with ovarian cancer and whether these information needs change over time. The information needs were evaluated three times, through structured interviews, and were based on the paired comparison approach developed by Degner and colleagues. A consecutive sample of patients (n = 82) with recently diagnosed ovarian cancer was asked to participate. Sixty-four patients (78%) chose to participate. The three different measurements of participants' information needs revealed only small changes in these needs. The three most important information needs, in all measurements, were information about the likelihood of cure, information about the stage and spreading of the disease, and information about different treatment options. Information regarding sexual attractiveness was the lowest ranked item in all measurements. Regarding subgroups (age, education) the only significant difference throughout all measurements was that younger patients rated issues of sexual attractiveness higher than older patients (p = 0.005). In this longitudinal study patients with ovarian cancer ranked information about the disease and its treatment (i.e. likelihood of cure, stage of disease, and treatment options) highest, and information about psychosocial aspects and self-care lowest. These findings are in accordance with the results from studies of women diagnosed with other types of cancer, which used the same methodology.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Cancer och onkologi
Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Middle Aged, Needs Assessment, Nursing Assessment, methods, Ovarian Neoplasms, drug therapy, psychology, Patient Education, methods, Sweden
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2007-10-17 09:41
Posten ändrad:
2010-01-26 12:43

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