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The objective of the study was to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of computer touch‐screen technology as a method for patients to report psychosocial functioning in an ambulatory cancer clinic. Patients participating in a randomized trial evaluating the use of self‐reported...
This paper describes a randomized controlled crossover study examining the effects of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) in 31 women with breast cancer‐related lymphoedema. MLD is a type of massage used in combination with skin care, support/compression therapy and exercise in the management of...
Caring for a family member or friend dying of cancer can be extremely stressful. Past research identified that lay caregivers frequently report unmet needs related to guidance and support to assist them to provide care. This study sought to extend prior needs‐based research towards the...
After a diagnosis of cancer, patients and their families and friends experience a significant need for information about the illness, treatment and prognosis, as well as support. Structured education and support group‐based programmes play a major role in meeting these needs. Following a needs...
A diagnosis of cancer can have major adverse physical, psychosocial and economic consequences for both the individual diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends. The provision of adequate information and support to individuals affected by cancer plays a key role in facilitating better...
The aim of this qualitative case study is to obtain a deeper and more profound understanding of the life world of women living with breast cancer focusing particularly on changes in life perspective. The study is based on a series of interviews carried out within the space of one year and...
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