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dc.contributor.authorMeade, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorMcIlfatrick, Sonja
dc.contributor.authorGroarke, Ann Marie
dc.contributor.authorButler, Eimear
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Maura
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-13T14:39:27Z
dc.date.available2018-12-13T14:39:27Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-01
dc.identifier.citationMeade, Elizabeth, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Groarke, Ann Marie, Butler, Eimear, & Dowling, Maura. (2017). Survivorship care for postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland: What do women want? European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 28, 69-76. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2017.03.003en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1532-2122
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/14700
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The aim of this study was to identify the concerns of postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland and inform the development of a survivorship care plan.Method: A qualitative participatory approach was used. Focus group interviews (n = 6) with 51 women were undertaken. Following analysis of the focus group discussions, two nominal group technique (NGT) (consensus workshops) involving representatives (n = 17) from each of the six focus groups were held.Results: Ten key issues were highlighted by women in the focus groups and these were prioritised at the consensus workshops. The most important issues in survivorship care planning prioritised by the women were as follows: meet the same healthcare professional at each review visit; contact number of a named person that you can contact if you have any concerns between review visits; at each review visit, have a physical examination and blood tests and explanation from health care professional outlining if follow up scans needed and if not, why not; information on signs and symptoms of recurrence; advice on diet, exercise, healthy lifestyle and advice on coping and pacing yourself; information and management of side effects of therapy-long and short term.Conclusion: Survivorship care planning for breast cancer is underdeveloped in Ireland. There is a lack of consensus regarding its provision and a lack of structured approach to its implementation. This study demonstrates the role of postmenopausal breast cancer patients' involvement in identifying their needs and reports that continuity of care was their top priority and the need for an adoption of a survivorship care plan was emphasised by participants. (C) 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherElsevieren_IE
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal Of Oncology Nursingen
dc.subjectBreasten_IE
dc.subjectCanceren_IE
dc.subjectFocus groupen_IE
dc.subjectNominal group techniqueen_IE
dc.subjectSurvivorshipen_IE
dc.subjectCare planen_IE
dc.subjectADJUVANT ENDOCRINE THERAPYen_IE
dc.subjectHEALTH INFORMATION NEEDSen_IE
dc.subjectNOMINAL GROUP TECHNIQUEen_IE
dc.subjectFOLLOW-UPen_IE
dc.subjectJOINT SYMPTOMSen_IE
dc.subjectRISK-FACTORSen_IE
dc.subjectPREFERENCESen_IE
dc.subjectEXPERIENCESen_IE
dc.subjectPHYSICIANen_IE
dc.subjectTRIALen_IE
dc.titleSurvivorship care for postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland: What do women want?en_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-12-03T21:16:06Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejon.2017.03.003
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2017.03.003en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid12745577
dc.local.contactMaura Dowling, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Room 415 Aras Moyola, Newcastle Road, Galway. 3833 Email: maura.dowling@nuigalway.ie
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