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Bjelic-Radisic, V; Dorfer, M; Tamussino, K; Greimel, E.
Patients' view of routine follow-up after breast cancer treatment.
Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2017; 129(21-22):810-815 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Bjelic-Radisic Vesna
Dorfer Martha
Greimel Elfriede Renate
Tamussino Karl
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Abstract:
To assess emotional distress, anxiety and stress reactions in breast cancer (BC) patients before the follow-up visits. Between September 2009 and December 2011 a total of 284 patients completed the BC-psychosocial assessment screening scale (PASS) and a questionnaire about their views of follow-up after treatment for BC. Of the patients 64% reported low level of distress on the BC-PASS. The mean scores on the physical well-being scale was 5.3, the satisfaction/sense of coherence scale 7.4, and the emotional distress scale 8.1. Women rated mammography as the most important component (71%), followed by breast ultrasound (63%) and the consultation with the physician (60%). Of the patients 94% were satisfied with the current follow-up regimen. In this series BC patients were satisfied with their aftercare. Mammography was thought to be the most important component of aftercare. Patient-reported outcomes should be taken into account when planning follow-up.
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Adult -
Aftercare - psychology
Aged -
Anxiety - diagnosis
Anxiety - psychology
Austria -
Breast Neoplasms - psychology
Breast Neoplasms - therapy
Carcinoma, Ductal - psychology
Carcinoma, Ductal - therapy
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating - psychology
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating - therapy
Female -
Follow-Up Studies -
Humans -
Middle Aged -
Patient Satisfaction -
Physician-Patient Relations -
Sense of Coherence -
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - diagnosis
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - psychology
Surveys and Questionnaires -
Ultrasonography, Mammary - psychology

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BC-PASS
Breast cancer
Follow-up
Patient-reported outcome
Aftercare
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