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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Sally
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Helen
dc.contributor.authorPeat, Sara
dc.contributor.authorBooker, Jane
dc.contributor.authorYorke, Janelle
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-06T13:33:43Z
dc.date.available2020-10-06T13:33:43Z
dc.date.issued2020en
dc.identifier.citationTaylor S, Johnson H, Peat S, Booker J, Yorke J. Exploring the experiences of patients, general practitioners and oncologists of prostate cancer follow-up: A qualitative interview study. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2020;48:101820.en
dc.identifier.pmid32932010en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejon.2020.101820en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/623307
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To examine the experiences of patients and healthcare professionals of prostate cancer follow-up in primary care and to identify areas where current policy and practice could be improved. Methods: Semi-structured interviews with patients, GPs and oncologists explored experiences of prostate cancer follow-up. Interviews were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. The three participant groups were analysed as individual datasets but the same key themes were evident across the groups. Results: 14 patients, 6 GPs and 5 oncologists were interviewed. Four main themes were identified: Experience of current practice; Knowledge and understanding of prostate cancer follow up; Disparity of processes and pathways; Unclear roles and responsibilities. Conclusions: Findings from this study highlight the variation in the approach to prostate specific antigen monitoring and emphasise the lack of clear policies and practices. The lack of clarity around existing follow up and monitoring processes could cause delays in the diagnosis of recurrence. There is a need for a new and improved pathway for prostate cancer follow up. The pathway should include clear and concise guidance for patients, primary care and secondary care and all relevant parties need to understand what their role is within the pathway.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2020.101820en
dc.titleExploring the experiences of patients, general practitioners and oncologists of prostate cancer follow-up: A qualitative interview studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Christie Patient Centred Research Team, The Christie School of Oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 4BX, UK. Electronic address: sally.taylor38@nhs.net.en
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursingen
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