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Follow-up after curative treatment for colorectal cancer: longitudinal evaluation of patient initiated follow-up in the first 12 months

Batehup, L.; Porter, Kirsty; Gage, H.; Williams, P.; Simmonds, P.; Wagland, Richard; Lowson, E.; Winter, J.D.; Dodson, L.; Davies, N. J.; Corner, Jessica; Richardson, A.; Turner, A.

Authors

L. Batehup

Kirsty Porter

H. Gage

P. Williams

P. Simmonds

Richard Wagland

E. Lowson

J.D. Winter

L. Dodson

N. J. Davies

Jessica Corner

A. Richardson

A. Turner



Abstract

Purpose: To compare patient-triggered follow-up (PTFU) for curatively treated colorectal cancer against traditional outpatient follow-up (OPFU).
Methods: Questionnaires were mailed at four time points over one-year post-treatment to two prospectively-recruited cohorts: A, patients entering follow-up and receiving OPFU pre-implementation of PTFU; B, patients entering follow-up (FU) and receiving either OPFU (B1) or PTFU (B2) post-implementation of PTFU. Bi-variate tests were used to compare patient characteristics and outcomes eight months after entering follow-up (generic and cancer-specific quality of life (QoL), satisfaction). Regression analysis explored associations between follow-up model and outcomes. Resource implications and costs of models were compared.
Results: Patients in Cohort B1 were significantly more likely to have received chemotherapy (p

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2017-07
Journal Supportive Care in Cancer
Print ISSN 0941-4355
Electronic ISSN 1433-7339
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 7
Pages 2063-2073
APA6 Citation Batehup, L., Porter, K., Gage, H., Williams, P., Simmonds, P., Lowson, E., …Corner, J. (2017). Follow-up after curative treatment for colorectal cancer: longitudinal evaluation of patient initiated follow-up in the first 12 months. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25(7), 2063-2073. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3595-x
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3595-x
Keywords colorectal cancer; aftercare; follow-up; patient triggered-follow-up; remote surveillance
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00520-017-3595-x
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0

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