Patterns of self-management practices undertaken by cancer survivors: variations in demographic factors

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title = "Patterns of self-management practices undertaken by cancer survivors: variations in demographic factors",
abstract = "The study purpose was to examine self-management (SM) use among cancer survivors; and to explore variations in uptake of SM in survivorship and whether these differed in relation to age, income, gender, ethnicity, cancer type and treatment type. This is an important area for exploration as SM utilisation has the potential to impact on the health status, health behaviours and quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors. A postal survey was conducted among 445 cancer survivors identified from a hospital in the West Midlands, UK. Demographic data were collected and respondents were asked to identify which practices across six SM categories - diet, exercise, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), psychological therapies, support groups and spirituality/religion - they had used (if any). The findings indicate that the large majority (91%) had used some form of SM after their cancer treatment. Exercise (84%) and diet (56%) were the most popular SM interventions for cancer survivors and socio-demographic and cancer-related factors were associated with SM uptake. These findings can form the basis for designing and implementing appropriate SM interventions aimed at improving the health, well-being and QoL of cancer survivors.",
keywords = "Cancer, Quality of life, Supportive care, adults, complementary therapy, psychological",
author = "Catherine Shneerson and Taina Taskila and Roger Holder and Sheila Greenfield and Inigo Tolosa and Sarah Damery and Nicola Gale",
year = "2014",
month = aug,
day = "24",
doi = "10.1111/ecc.12252",
language = "English",
journal = "European journal of cancer care",
issn = "0961-5423",
publisher = "Wiley",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Patterns of self-management practices undertaken by cancer survivors: variations in demographic factors

AU - Shneerson, Catherine

AU - Taskila, Taina

AU - Holder, Roger

AU - Greenfield, Sheila

AU - Tolosa, Inigo

AU - Damery, Sarah

AU - Gale, Nicola

PY - 2014/8/24

Y1 - 2014/8/24

N2 - The study purpose was to examine self-management (SM) use among cancer survivors; and to explore variations in uptake of SM in survivorship and whether these differed in relation to age, income, gender, ethnicity, cancer type and treatment type. This is an important area for exploration as SM utilisation has the potential to impact on the health status, health behaviours and quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors. A postal survey was conducted among 445 cancer survivors identified from a hospital in the West Midlands, UK. Demographic data were collected and respondents were asked to identify which practices across six SM categories - diet, exercise, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), psychological therapies, support groups and spirituality/religion - they had used (if any). The findings indicate that the large majority (91%) had used some form of SM after their cancer treatment. Exercise (84%) and diet (56%) were the most popular SM interventions for cancer survivors and socio-demographic and cancer-related factors were associated with SM uptake. These findings can form the basis for designing and implementing appropriate SM interventions aimed at improving the health, well-being and QoL of cancer survivors.

AB - The study purpose was to examine self-management (SM) use among cancer survivors; and to explore variations in uptake of SM in survivorship and whether these differed in relation to age, income, gender, ethnicity, cancer type and treatment type. This is an important area for exploration as SM utilisation has the potential to impact on the health status, health behaviours and quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors. A postal survey was conducted among 445 cancer survivors identified from a hospital in the West Midlands, UK. Demographic data were collected and respondents were asked to identify which practices across six SM categories - diet, exercise, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), psychological therapies, support groups and spirituality/religion - they had used (if any). The findings indicate that the large majority (91%) had used some form of SM after their cancer treatment. Exercise (84%) and diet (56%) were the most popular SM interventions for cancer survivors and socio-demographic and cancer-related factors were associated with SM uptake. These findings can form the basis for designing and implementing appropriate SM interventions aimed at improving the health, well-being and QoL of cancer survivors.

KW - Cancer

KW - Quality of life

KW - Supportive care

KW - adults

KW - complementary therapy

KW - psychological

U2 - 10.1111/ecc.12252

DO - 10.1111/ecc.12252

M3 - Article

JO - European journal of cancer care

JF - European journal of cancer care

SN - 0961-5423

ER -