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The impact of supportive nursing care on the needs of men with prostate cancer: A study across seven European countries

Cockle-Hearne, J., Charnay-Sonnek, F., Denis, L., Fairbanks, H. E., Kelly, Daniel M., Kav, S., Leonard, K, van Muilekom, E., Fernandez-Ortega, P., Jensen, B. T. and Faithfull, S. 2013. The impact of supportive nursing care on the needs of men with prostate cancer: A study across seven European countries. British Journal of Cancer 109 (8) , pp. 2121-2130. 10.1038/bjc.2013.568

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background: Prostate cancer is for many men a chronic disease with a long life expectancy after treatment. The impact of prostate cancer therapy on men has been well defined, however, explanation of the consequences of cancer treatment has not been modelled against the wider variables of long-term health-care provision. The aim of this study was to explore the parameters of unmet supportive care needs in men with prostate cancer in relation to the experience of nursing care. methods: A survey was conducted among a volunteer sample of 1001 men with prostate cancer living in seven European countries. results: At the time of the survey, 81% of the men had some unmet supportive care needs including psychological, sexual and health system and information needs. Logistic regression indicated that lack of post-treatment nursing care significantly predicted unmet need. Critically, men’s contact with nurses and/or receipt of advice and support from nurses, for several different aspects of nursing care significantly had an impact on men’s outcomes. conclusion: Unmet need is related not only to disease and treatment factors but is also associated with the supportive care men received. Imperative to improving men’s treatment outcomes is to also consider the access to nursing and the components of supportive care provided, especially after therapy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Uncontrolled Keywords: survivorship; consequences of cancer treatment; nursing; supportive care; prostate cancer
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 0007-0920
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:33

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