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Caring for people living with, and beyond, cancer: an online survey of GPs in England

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of General Practice, October 2015
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Title
Caring for people living with, and beyond, cancer: an online survey of GPs in England
Published in
British Journal of General Practice, October 2015
DOI 10.3399/bjgp15x687409
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Authors

Fiona M Walter, Juliet A Usher-Smith, Suresh Yadlapalli, Eila Watson

Abstract

Increasing numbers of people are living with, and beyond, cancer. They are at risk of long-term morbidity and premature mortality due to the consequences of their disease and its treatment. Primary care can contribute to providing ongoing care. To determine the current practice and views of GPs in England regarding cancer survivorship care. Online survey of a sample of 500 GPs, stratified by NHS region in England. The survey included questions adapted from prior surveys assessing physician knowledge and attitudes regarding care of patients with cancer. In total, 500 GPs responded; approximately half reported often providing care to people living beyond cancer for treatment-related side effects (51%), psychological symptoms (65%), and lifestyle advice (55%). Only 29% felt very confident managing treatment-related side effects compared with 46% and 65% for psychological symptoms and lifestyle advice respectively. Half reported usually receiving cancer treatment summaries and survivorship care plans but most of the sample felt these would improve their ability to provide care (76%). Only 53% were convinced of the usefulness of cancer care reviews. Although most felt that primary and specialist care should share responsibility for managing bone (81%) and cardiovascular (77%) health consequences, fewer than half reported often taking previous history of cancer or cancer treatment into consideration when assessing bone health; only one-fifth did this in relation to cardiovascular health. Most responders were interested in receiving education to improve their knowledge and expertise. GPs have a potentially important role to play in caring for people following cancer treatment. This study has highlighted areas where further support and education are needed to enable GPs to optimise their role in cancer survivorship care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 3%
Unknown 37 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 24%
Other 5 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Lecturer 2 5%
Student > Master 2 5%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 11 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 11%
Psychology 4 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 13 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2019.
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#760,037
of 13,644,402 outputs
Outputs from British Journal of General Practice
#409
of 2,964 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#22,054
of 281,508 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Journal of General Practice
#8
of 80 outputs
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