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dc.contributor.authorLyford, Marilyn
dc.contributor.authorHaigh, Margaret M
dc.contributor.authorBaxi, Siddhartha
dc.contributor.authorCheetham, Shelley
dc.contributor.authorShahid, Shaouli
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Sandra C
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-06T04:46:26Z
dc.date.available2020-01-06T04:46:26Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph15020337en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390057
dc.description.abstractTravel logistics impede Aboriginal patients' uptake of cancer treatments and is one reason for the poorer outcomes of Aboriginal people with cancer. This research examined benefits of a newly established rurally based radiotherapy unit in southwest Western Australia (WA), and included exploring the experience of Aboriginal patients and possible reasons for Aboriginal people's underrepresentation in treatment. Semi-structured in-depth interviews with 21 service providers involved in the treatment and care of people with cancer, and 3 Aboriginal patients with cancer who undertook radiotherapy at the Service were undertaken. Data were subject to thematic analysis involving immersion in the data for familiarization, inductive coding, investigator discussion and refining of emerging themes and triangulation of patient and provider interviews. Aboriginal cancer patients were positive about the treatment and support they had received, highlighting the often complex challenges faced by rural Aboriginal cancer patients in accessing and maintaining treatment. Service providers offered suggestions for small numbers presenting to the Service, including late presentation, potential perceptions of cultural insensitivity on the part of service providers, out-of-pocket costs and under-ascertainment of Aboriginal status. The Service has put in place practices and initiatives to support patient health and wellbeing, including making the facility more welcoming towards Aboriginal people and ensuring culturally appropriate care.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom337:1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto337:13en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciences & Ecologyen_US
dc.titleAn Exploration of Underrepresentation of Aboriginal Cancer Patients Attending a Regional Radiotherapy Service in Western Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLyford, M; Haigh, MM; Baxi, S; Cheetham, S; Shahid, S; Thompson, SC, An Exploration of Underrepresentation of Aboriginal Cancer Patients Attending a Regional Radiotherapy Service in Western Australia, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15 (2), pp. 337:1-337:13en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-02-07
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2020-01-06T04:42:45Z
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly citeden_US
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