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Protocol for a mixed methods longitudinal enquiry into the impact of a community based supportive service for people affected by cancer

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, September 2016
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Title
Protocol for a mixed methods longitudinal enquiry into the impact of a community based supportive service for people affected by cancer
Published in
BMC Cancer, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12885-016-2757-4
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Authors

Austyn Snowden, Jenny Young, Mick Fleming

Abstract

Globally, cancer rates are increasing. In Scotland, it is estimated that 2 in 5 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. Therefore, this is crucial time to provide personalised care and support to individuals affected by cancer. In response to this a community based supportive cancer service was launched in Glasgow, Scotland. The aim of this service is to proactively provide those affected by cancer with an assessment of their needs and personalised support where needed. To our knowledge, there is no other service like this in the United Kingdom. The aim of this study is to understand if and how the service impacts upon the experiences and outcomes of people living with and affected by cancer. The study uses a sequential mixed methods design across a 5 year time point. Data gathering includes questionnaires, interviews, observations and reflective diaries. Participants include people affected by cancer who have used the service, a comparative sample who have not used the service, individuals who deliver the service and wider stakeholders. Outcomes include measures of patient activation, quality of life, health status, and social support. Data collection occurs at baseline, 2.5 years and 4 years with data from observations and reflective diaries supplemented throughout. This study evaluates an innovative community based cancer service. It focuses on impact and process issues relevant to a) the individuals in receipt of the service, b) the service providers, and c) the wider culture. As the programme evolves overtime, the research has been designed to draw out learning from the programme in order to support future commissioning both within Scotland and across the UK.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 32%
Student > Master 4 21%
Librarian 2 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Other 3 16%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 26%
Psychology 5 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 21%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2017.
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#2,464,565
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#641
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#62,817
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Cancer
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