Patient's self-assessed knowledge about venous thrombosis in cancer

K. M. Rasmussen, A. B. List, L. Sigaard

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Introduction: Numerous studies have shown that cancer and venous thrombosis are associated. In cancer patients it increases morbidity and risk of premature death. Therefore it is important that patients are aware of the risk, the symptoms and are compliant in the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment. Objectives: To investigate how much knowledge cancer patients have about thrombosis related to cancer, prevention, complication and treatment. Methods: In all forty-two (22 men, 20 women) randomly selected cancer patients with either gastrointestinal or lung cancer were asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire. There were three possible answers: adequate knowledge, too little knowledge and no knowledge. The patient defined knowledge. Results: The patients had a median age of 65 years (range 43-82) General knowledge about thrombosis: adequate knowledge 2%, too little knowledge 41%, no knowledge 57% Knowledge about thrombosis specific related to cancer: adequate knowledge 2%, too little knowledge 17%, no knowledge 81% Knowledge about prevention of thrombosis: adequate knowledge 5%, too little knowledge 36%, no knowledge 59% Knowledge about complications to thrombosis: adequate knowledge 0%, too little knowledge 31%, no knowledge 69% Knowledge about treatment of thrombosis: adequate knowledge 0%, too little knowledge 29%, no knowledge 71% Conclusions: The majority of the patients assess themselves to have little or no knowledge about thrombosis. In both a treatment and supportive care perspective thrombosis is a highly relevant topic for patients to have knowledge about.
TidsskriftSupportive Care in Cancer
Udgave nummerSUPPL. 1
Sider (fra-til)S272-S273
StatusUdgivet - 2015
BegivenhedMASCC/ISOO International Symposium - Bella Center, Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 25. jun. 201527. jun. 2015


SeminarMASCC/ISOO International Symposium
LokationBella Center


  • *neoplasm *human *vein thrombosis *patient thrombosis cancer patient risk questionnaire morbidity lung cancer cancer prevention death male prevention female