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The end of the algorithm: a mixed methods analysis of distress management in cancer.

Snowden, Austyn; White, Craig; Christie, Zara; Murray, Esther; McGowan, Clare; Scott, Rhona

Authors

Craig White

Zara Christie

Esther Murray

Clare McGowan

Rhona Scott



Abstract

Distress Management (DM) begins by the patient completing the Distress Thermometer (DT). The DT is a screening tool (Lynch et al, 2010), but in this project its function was extended to facilitate collaborative communication within a consultation (Snowden et al, 2011). Evaluation of the project sought to establish if the approach was a) clinically feasible and b) practically beneficial. This poster presents mixed methods analysis of the clinical impact of distress management. Randomised controlled trial is on the left. Grounded theory is on the right. The process of DM adopted in this study is in box 1 and synthesis of the findings is at the bottom.

Conference Name RCN International Research Conference
Start Date May 16, 2011
End Date May 18, 2011
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Sep 2, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Distress management; cancer care; Distress Thermometer;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9091
Publisher URL https://www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/382827/2011_RCN_research_poster_Mo07.pdf