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Exploring classes of cancer patient navigators and determinants of navigator role retention

Cancer. 2022 Jul 1;128 Suppl 13(Suppl 13):2590-2600. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33908.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: In the current nationwide study, the authors used latent class analysis (LCA) to identify classes of cancer patient navigators (CPNs) and examined whether class membership and 12 indicators were related to navigator role retention.METHODS: By using data from 460 CPNs in the United States, LCA identified classes (ie, homogenous subgroups) of CPNs with the following indicators: type of CPN (clinical vs nonclinical), education level, area(s) of the cancer care continuum in which the CPN provided patient navigation, region and urbanity where the CPN provided services, organizational work setting, and patient navigation…
Origen: Exploring classes of cancer patient navigators and determinants of navigator role retention – PubMed

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Magnitude of Anxiety and Depression and Associated Factors among Palliative Care Patients with Cancer at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia

Ethiop J Health Sci. 2022 Mar;32(2):331-342. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v32i2.14.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the severity of anxiety and depression among palliative care patients with cancer. As a result, this study aimed to assess the magnitude of anxiety and depression and its associated factors among palliative care patients with cancer.METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Black Lion Specialized Hospital oncology center on palliative care patients with cancer who had follow up. Interviews and chart reviews were used. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square were done. Multivariate analysis was done.RESULT: A total of 171 palliative care patients with cancer were involved in the…
Origen: Magnitude of Anxiety and Depression and Associated Factors among Palliative Care Patients with Cancer at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia – PubMed

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A Delphi study to guide the development of a clinical indicator tool for palliative care in South Africa

Afr J Prim Health Care Fam Med. 2022 May 19;14(1):e1-e7. doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v14i1.3351.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The South African National Policy Framework and Strategy on Palliative Care (NPFSPC) recommends that when integrating palliative care (PC) into the health system, a PC indicators tool should be used to guide clinicians to recognise a patient who should receive PC. The policy document recommends ‘a simple screening tool developed for use in South Africa that would assist healthcare professionals (HCPs) to recognise patients who may have unmet palliative care needs’.AIM: This research study sought to develop South African consensus on indicators for PC to assist clinicians to…
Origen: A Delphi study to guide the development of a clinical indicator tool for palliative care in South Africa – PubMed

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