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|Title:||A rapid review of needs assessment tools for post-treatment cancer survivors|
|Date of Publication:||18-Sep-2017|
|Citation:||European Journal of Cancer Care 2017; online first: 18 September|
|Abstract:||Relevant, comprehensive and psychometrically rigorous needs assessment tools are needed to ensure appropriate care is delivered to cancer survivors who have completed treatment. The aim of this rapid review was to identify and describe needs assessment tools that are used in cancer survivors post-treatment, assess their psychometric properties and describe their use in clinical care. The electronic databases Medline, Cochrane Library, CINAHL and PsycINFO were searched. Six studies were identified that described five needs assessment tools used in cancer survivors post-treatment. None of these tools covered all domains of unmet need nor demonstrated adequate evidence of all recommended criteria of validity and reliability. Few had been evaluated for use in a clinical environment. Out of the five tools, the Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SUNS) showed the strongest psychometric properties. There is little empirical evidence available to guide recommendations on the most appropriate process of conducting needs assessment with cancer survivors once they have completed treatment.|
Long-term cancer survivors
Needs assessment tool
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