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Diet and weight management by people with non-metastatic colorectal cancer during chemotherapy: mixed methods research

Hopkinson, Jane, Kazmi, Catherine, Elias, Jayne, Wheelwright, Sally, Williams, Rhiannon and Russell, Ann 2020. Diet and weight management by people with non-metastatic colorectal cancer during chemotherapy: mixed methods research. Colorectal Cancer 9 (2) , CRC16. 10.2217/crc-2019-0017

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Abstract

Aim To investigate self-management of dietary intake by colorectal cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Methods A questionnaire was administered to 92 patients with non-metastatic colorectal cancer receiving chemotherapy treatment at a UK cancer centre in 2018-19. A maximum variation sample of twenty patients who completed the questionnaire were interviewed. Results More than three in five patients were at nutritional risk but fewer than one in five were concerned about dietary intake or weight. Self-management of diet and weight was inconsistent with achieving the nutritional intake recommended by clinical guidelines on nutrition in cancer. Conclusion There is potential for psychoeducation to support change in self-management of nutritional risk, with implications for better treatment tolerance and outcomes including quality of life.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Publisher: Future Medicine
ISSN: 1758-194X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 March 2020
Date of Acceptance: 28 February 2020
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 17:23
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/130201

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