Payne, Sheila and Jarrett, Nicola and Jeffs, D. and Brown, L. (2001) Implications of social isolation during cancer treatment : the implications of residence away from home during cancer treatment on patients' experiences : a comparative study. Health & Place, 7 (4). pp. 273-282. ISSN 1353-8292Full text not available from this repository.
With the centralisation and specialisation of cancer services, patients may have to travel considerable distances and stay away from their homes during treatment. This paper describes a comparative study that sought to identify the effects on patients of receiving chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy away from their homes, families and social support networks. Eighty four cancer patients treated in Southampton (42 from Guernsey and 42 from Southampton) agreed to participate in a structured interview and a standardised measure of social support. There were few differences in terms of satisfaction with services between Guernsey patients who stayed away from home during treatment and Southampton patients who lived at home. Counter-intuitively, Guernsey patients perceived themselves to have better social support.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Health & Place|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Cancer ; Social support ; Distance|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||29 Mar 2010 11:52|
|Last Modified:||19 Mar 2013 11:09|
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