Experiences of follow-up after treatment in patients with prostate cancer: a qualitative study

Rosaleen O'Brien, Peter Rose , Christine Campbell , David Weller , Richard Neal , Clare Wilkinson, Eila Watson

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of experiences of follow-up in patients with prostate cancer, to seek explanations as to why men’s needs might not be well met, and explore views on the possible role of primary care in follow-up. The experiences of these patients, and views on the delivery of follow-up care, have been relatively neglected compared to those diagnosed with other cancers.
In all, 35 patients were recruited from 20 practices across three regions in the UK. Maximum variation was sought by purposely sampling by age (59–82 years), treatment, length (0.75–14 years) and mode of follow-up.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)998-1003
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Urology
Volume106
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • prostate cancer
  • qualitative study
  • follow-up
  • treatment
  • primary care

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    O'Brien, R., Rose , P., Campbell , C., Weller , D., Neal , R., Wilkinson, C., & Watson , E. (2010). Experiences of follow-up after treatment in patients with prostate cancer: a qualitative study. British Journal of Urology, 106(7), 998-1003. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09292.x