Cancer Survivorship Program: Implementation for Individuals With Recurrent Breast Cancer.
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BackgroundPatients are living longer with recurrent breast cancer, but survivorship programs for these individuals are lacking.
ObjectivesThe aims were to implement a survivorship program for individuals with recurrent breast cancer, increase their quality of life (QOL), and evaluate patient satisfaction with the program.
MethodsSurvivors were referred for a one-hour coaching intervention tailored to their needs based on results of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) survey. Satisfaction was assessed immediately and two weeks postintervention. A paired t test was used to evaluate QOL scores before and two weeks following participation.
FindingsStatistically significant (p = 0.000) improvements were observed overall and in each subscale of the FACT-B survey. Patient satisfaction was high immediately postintervention and remained high at the two-week assessment.
- Burbage, D; Duffy, N; Johnson, EJ; Schneider, SM
- February 2020
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- 24 / 1
Start / End Page
- 89 - 94
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