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dc.contributor.authorGarwood, V
dc.contributor.authorLisy, K
dc.contributor.authorJefford, M
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T03:34:05Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T03:34:05Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-01
dc.identifierpii: jcm9092725
dc.identifier.citationGarwood, V., Lisy, K. & Jefford, M. (2020). Survivorship in Colorectal Cancer: A Cohort Study of the Patterns and Documented Content of Follow-Up Visits. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, 9 (9), https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9092725.
dc.identifier.issn2077-0383
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/251542
dc.description.abstractSurvivors of colorectal cancer (CRC) may experience a range of physical, psychosocial, and practical challenges as a consequence of their diagnosis. We assessed the patterns and documented content of follow-up visits within the first three years following treatment, in comparison to survivorship care guidelines. Survivors with stage I-III CRC who underwent curative resection at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre from July 2015 to January 2018 were followed for up to 1080 days. Patterns of follow-up were calculated by recording the date and specialty of each visit; documented content was assessed using a study-specific audit tool for the first year (360 days) of follow-up. Forty-eight survivors comprised the study population, 34 of whom (71%) attended the recommended two to four follow-up visits in their first year. Visit notes documented new symptoms (96%), physical changes (85%), physical examination (63%), and investigations (56%-90%); none had documented discussions of screening for other primary cancers, or regular health checks and/or screening. Each survivor had at least one outpatient letter that was sent to their primary care physician, but responsibilities were not adequately defined (31%). Although survivors had regular follow-up in their first year, documentation did not consistently address aspects of wider survivorship care.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleSurvivorship in Colorectal Cancer: A Cohort Study of the Patterns and Documented Content of Follow-Up Visits
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/jcm9092725
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology
melbourne.source.titleJournal of Clinical Medicine
melbourne.source.volume9
melbourne.source.issue9
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1463156
melbourne.contributor.authorJefford, Michael
melbourne.contributor.authorLisy, Karolina
dc.identifier.eissn2077-0383
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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