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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorCapra, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:59:36Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:59:36Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.modified2014-07-21T05:09:54Z
dc.identifier.issn1446-6368
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1747-0080.2008.00238.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/61417
dc.description.abstractAim: The aim of the present study was to test a predetermined model of best practice for rural patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy treatment by assessing patient satisfaction and patient outcomes. Methods: The study design was a pseudo-randomised controlled trial, comparing a predetermined best practice protocol with usual service delivery, as provided by the local hospital. Patient outcomes were measured using the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA), Modified Constipation Assessment Scale (MCAS) and Global Quality of Life questionnaire C30 (QLQ-C30). Patient satisfaction and feedback were also assessed. Results: Twenty-four cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatment in a rural oncology treatment centre were recruited to the study, with complete data sets for 12 participants. The median age of participants was 60 years (range 41-74), with equal numbers of male and female participants. No statistically significant results were found for any of the outcome variables. More than half of all the service delivery provided to the intervention group was outside the designated clinic times, with services provided most days of the week. The preferred method of review for respondents was by telephone or in person at the time of treatment. Conclusions: This pilot study indicates the need to further investigate this best practice dietetic service model to determine if patient outcomes are significant. Patient feedback indicates that a rural dietetic service to oncology patients needs to be well organised with a screening process and provided in a timely and flexible way
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom175
dc.relation.ispartofpageto180
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNutrition and Dietetics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume65
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFood Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNutrition and Dietetics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0908
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1111
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleA best practice dietetic service for rural patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy: A pilot of a pseudo-randomised controlled trial
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWilliams, Lauren T.


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