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How acceptable is a referral and telephone-based outcall programme for men diagnosed with cancer? A feasibility study

Livingston, Patricia, White, V., Hayman, J. and Hill, D. 2006, How acceptable is a referral and telephone-based outcall programme for men diagnosed with cancer? A feasibility study, European journal of cancer care, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 467-475, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2006.00688.x.

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Title How acceptable is a referral and telephone-based outcall programme for men diagnosed with cancer? A feasibility study
Author(s) Livingston, PatriciaORCID iD for Livingston, Patricia orcid.org/0000-0001-6616-3839
White, V.
Hayman, J.
Hill, D.
Journal name European journal of cancer care
Volume number 15
Issue number 5
Start page 467
End page 475
Publisher Wiley Interscience
Place of publication Malden, Mass.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0961-5423
1365-2354
Keyword(s) cancer
oncology
telephone services
information
support
men's health
Summary The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a referral and outcall programme from a telephone-based information and support service, for men newly diagnosed with colorectal or prostate cancer. A block randomized controlled trial was performed involving 100 newly diagnosed colorectal and prostate cancer patients. Patients were referred to the Cancer Information Support Service (CISS) through clinicians at diagnosis. Clinicians were randomized into one of three conditions. Active referral 1: specialist referral with four CISS outcalls: (1) ≤1 week of diagnosis; (2) at 6 weeks; (3) 3 months; and (4) 6 months post diagnosis. Active referral 2: specialist referral with one CISS outcall ≤1 week of diagnosis. Passive referral: specialist recommended patient contacts CISS, but contact at the patient's initiative. Patients completed research questionnaires at study entry (before CISS contact), then 4 and 7 months post diagnosis. Overall, 96% of participants reported a positive experience with the referral process; 87% reported they were not concerned about receiving the calls; and 84% indicated the timing of the calls was helpful. In conclusion, the referral and outcall programme was achievable and acceptable for men newly diagnosed with colorectal or prostate cancer.
Notes Published Online: 24 Aug 2006
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2006.00688.x
Field of Research 111708 Health and Community Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004270

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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