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dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Kathryn Ben_UK
dc.contributor.authorKroll, Thiloen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWells, Maryen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this research was to develop a tool to identify and assess the qualities of cancer-related loneliness in adult cancer survivors who have completed treatment. In addition to reporting the development of the tool, we explicate the process of using the findings of a qualitative analysis to generate questionnaire items, as currently little guidance exists on this topic. The findings of our qualitative research exploring the experience of loneliness in adult cancer survivors who had completed treatment, together with the findings of our concept analysis of loneliness, were used to develop an assessment tool for cancer-related loneliness following treatment completion. Cognitive testing was undertaken to assess fidelity of comprehension and feasibility in administration. The Cancer-Related Loneliness Assessment Tool is a 10-item self-report questionnaire capturing the essential elements of cancer-related loneliness following treatment completion. Experts believed the questionnaire to be face-valid and usable in clinical practice, and preliminary cognitive testing indicated that the items generate the information intended and individuals have little trouble completing the tool. Following further development work, the tool could be employed to identify cancer-related loneliness following treatment completion. It could also aid with the development/adaptation and evaluation of person-centred interventions to address such loneliness.en_UK
dc.relationCunningham KB, Kroll T & Wells M (2018) Development of the cancer-related loneliness assessment tool: Using the findings of a qualitative analysis to generate questionnaire items. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27 (2), Art. No.: e12769.
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cunningham KB, Kroll T, Wells M. Development of the cancerÔÇÉrelated loneliness assessment tool: Using the findings of a qualitative analysis to generate questionnaire items. European Journal of Cancer Care 2018;27:e12769, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.en_UK
dc.subjectassessment toolen_UK
dc.subjectcancer survivorsen_UK
dc.subjectqualitative findingsen_UK
dc.subjectquestionnaire developmenten_UK
dc.titleDevelopment of the cancer-related loneliness assessment tool: Using the findings of a qualitative analysis to generate questionnaire itemsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Author Accepted Manuscript.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 12 months after formal publication.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleEuropean Journal of Cancer Careen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Dublin (UCD)en_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorCunningham, Kathryn B|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorKroll, Thilo|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWells, Mary|0000-0001-5789-2773en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameAuthor Accepted Manuscript.pdfen_UK
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