Continuity of information in cancer care: evaluation of a logbook

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98953
Title:
Continuity of information in cancer care: evaluation of a logbook
Authors:
van Wersch, A. (Anna); de Boer, M. F. (Maarten); van der Does, E. (Emiel); de Jong, P. (Pieter); Knegt, P. (Paul); Meeuwis, C. A. (Cees); Stringer, P.; Pruyn, J. F. (Jean)
Affiliation:
Institute of Health and Environmental Issues. Willemstad.
Citation:
Van Wersch, A. et al. (1997) 'Continuity of information in cancer care: evaluation of a logbook', Patient education and counseling, 31(3), pp.223-36.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Patient education and counseling
Issue Date:
Jul-1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98953
DOI:
10.1016/S0738-3991(97)00030-X
PubMed ID:
9277245
Abstract:
A logbook, or patient-dossier, was developed, to improve continuity of information in the treatment and care of head-and-neck cancer patients. It contained information modules on different aspects of care, as well as forms to facilitate communication both between patient and care-professional and between the various care-professionals. The logbook's effectiveness was evaluated in two hospitals in Rotterdam, by comparing outcomes for trial and comparison groups of, respectively, 71 and 54 patients and 59 and 35 care-professionals. Trial patients proved to be better informed, to receive more support and to experience fewer psychosocial problems. Professionals who used the logbook were better informed about their patients, and about the care-activities of fellow-professionals than those who did not. They recognised an improvement in their contact with colleagues and in the harmonisation of their respective care-activities.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
records; communication; continuity; health care personnel; head; humans; interprofessional relations; cancer; medical; middle aged; questionnaires; patient care; Neoplasms; neck
ISSN:
0738-3991
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 17/05/2010]
Citation Count:
22 [Scopus, 17/05/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorvan Wersch, A. (Anna)en
dc.contributor.authorde Boer, M. F. (Maarten)en
dc.contributor.authorvan der Does, E. (Emiel)en
dc.contributor.authorde Jong, P. (Pieter)en
dc.contributor.authorKnegt, P. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorMeeuwis, C. A. (Cees)en
dc.contributor.authorStringer, P.en
dc.contributor.authorPruyn, J. F. (Jean)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-17T08:02:46Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-17T08:02:46Z-
dc.date.issued1997-07-
dc.identifier.citationPatient education and counseling; 31 (3):223-36en
dc.identifier.issn0738-3991-
dc.identifier.pmid9277245-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0738-3991(97)00030-X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/98953-
dc.description.abstractA logbook, or patient-dossier, was developed, to improve continuity of information in the treatment and care of head-and-neck cancer patients. It contained information modules on different aspects of care, as well as forms to facilitate communication both between patient and care-professional and between the various care-professionals. The logbook's effectiveness was evaluated in two hospitals in Rotterdam, by comparing outcomes for trial and comparison groups of, respectively, 71 and 54 patients and 59 and 35 care-professionals. Trial patients proved to be better informed, to receive more support and to experience fewer psychosocial problems. Professionals who used the logbook were better informed about their patients, and about the care-activities of fellow-professionals than those who did not. They recognised an improvement in their contact with colleagues and in the harmonisation of their respective care-activities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 17/05/2010]en
dc.subjectrecordsen
dc.subjectcommunicationen
dc.subjectcontinuityen
dc.subjecthealth care personnelen
dc.subjectheaden
dc.subjecthumansen
dc.subjectinterprofessional relationsen
dc.subjectcanceren
dc.subjectmedicalen
dc.subjectmiddle ageden
dc.subjectquestionnairesen
dc.subjectpatient careen
dc.subjectNeoplasmsen
dc.subjectnecken
dc.titleContinuity of information in cancer care: evaluation of a logbooken
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Health and Environmental Issues. Willemstad.en
dc.identifier.journalPatient education and counselingen
ref.citationcount22 [Scopus, 17/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardVan Wersch, A. et al. (1997) 'Continuity of information in cancer care: evaluation of a logbook', Patient education and counseling, 31(3), pp.223-36.en

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