Kræftpatienters og lægers erfaringer med kontrolforløb er forskellige

Translated title of the contribution: Gynaecological cancer patients' view on follow-up programmes differ from health professionals'

Lotte Dahl, Ulla Væggemose, Jan Blaakaer, Lone Kjeld Petersen, Inge Wittrup

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Abstract

Evidence shows that survival after low-stage gynaecological cancer is not improved by follow-up programmes. Using a qualitative approach this study explores reassurance in follow-up after cancer from both patients' and health professionals' viewpoints. Patients associated the purpose of follow-up with a guarantee of no recurrence of cancer. Paradoxically, the health professionals were aware that this is not evident. However, patients were not informed about this. This may generate false reassurance and poor utilization of resources.

Translated title of the contributionGynaecological cancer patients' view on follow-up programmes differ from health professionals'
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume176
Issue number31
Pages (from-to)1855-1858
Number of pages4
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 28. Jul 2014

Keywords

  • English Abstract
  • Journal Article

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