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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: People's experiences of cancer within the first year following diagnosis. Final Report
Author(s): Hubbard, Gill
Knighting, Katherine
Rowa-Dewar, Neneh Johanna
Cunningham, Nicola
Wilson, Michael
Kearney, Nora
Forbat, Liz
Citation: Hubbard G, Knighting K, Rowa-Dewar NJ, Cunningham N, Wilson M, Kearney N & Forbat L (2007) People's experiences of cancer within the first year following diagnosis. Final Report, Stirling. Cancer Care Research Centre (CCRC) / University of Stirling.
Keywords: patient experience
cancer care
health care
social care
health care policy
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: Cancer Care Research Centre (CCRC) / University of Stirling
Abstract: The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of people affected by cancer in the first year following diagnosis with breast, lung, colorectal, prostate or gynaecological cancer. This was a descriptive qualitative study conducted over a period of 18 months during which three serial, longitudinal semi-structured interviews with 66 people, their nominated partner/carer1 (n=43) and healthcare professional (n=20) were conducted. The study included 18 people with colorectal cancer, 12 women with breast cancer, 9 women with gynaecological cancer, 17 people with lung cancer and 10 men with prostate cancer. The sampling strategy was not designed to derive a representative sample but to enable the researchers to understand experience of cancer and cancer care from men and women with a different cancer diagnosis and who had different socio-economic backgrounds and lived either in a rural or urban area. A conscious effort was made to include people from different ethnic minority groups but this was unsuccessful because no or very small numbers of people from these groups were diagnosed with cancer during the period of recruitment in the cancer centres where healthcare professionals were recruiting for the study.
Type: Research Report
Rights: © CCRC / University of Stirling.; This publication is copyright CCRC and may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium. Any material used must be fully acknowledged, and the title of the publication, authors and date of publication specified.
Affiliation: HS Research - Highland
Cancer Care Research Centre
University of Dundee
HS Health - Stirling
Health Sciences
HS Research - Stirling
Cancer Care Research Centre

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