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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Patient views of transport for cancer treatment
Author(s): Hubbard, Gill
Maguire, Roma
Kidd, Lisa
Kearney, Nora
Hilliam, Alex
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Keywords: transport
Cancer Nursing
Cancer Social aspects
Cancer Treatment
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Citation: Hubbard G, Maguire R, Kidd L, Kearney N & Hilliam A (2006) Patient views of transport for cancer treatment. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10 (5), pp. 391-395.;
Abstract: There is a dearth of research on patients’ experiences of transport and travelling for treatment but the little that has been conducted shows that some patients experience difficulties. A recent study by Macmillan Cancer Support (formerly Macmillan Cancer Relief) carried out in England, highlighted that the financial costs of hospital travel and parking are perceived as problems by patients with cancer when travelling for their treatment (Allirajah et al., 2005). Two American studies have also highlighted the financial costs associated with transportation. Guidry et al., 1997 J.J. Guidry, L.A. Aday, D. Zhang and R.J. Winn, Transportation as a barrier to cancer treatment, Cancer Practice 5 (1997) (6), pp. 361–366. View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus (37)Guidry et al. (1997) showed that availability and affordability of transport was perceived as a barrier to the uptake of treatments, whilst Bryan et al. (1991) identified that these barriers were particularly significant for socio-economically disadvantaged groups. Furthermore, a small scale study on patients’ experiences of radiotherapy in Canada identified that arranging transport in which to travel to the cancer centre occupied considerable time however, this was not explored in any detail (Hinds and Moyer, 1997).
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.ejon.2006.01.008
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