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The health care experiences of people with head and neck cancer: A scoping review

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posted on 2024-03-01, 00:03 authored by Martin ChecklinMartin Checklin, Robyn O'HalloranRobyn O'Halloran, Abby FosterAbby Foster, A Hutchison, T Wilson, A Bowen, L Vat, N Lawson, P Lenne, RL Packer
Background: Understanding health care experience in head and neck cancer (HNC) is becoming increasingly important due to changes in the disease profile, survivorship, and a greater appreciation of patient health care experience as an important outcome measure. People with HNC encounter many different types of health care professionals and health care touchpoints. Method: Through systematic database searching, this scoping review of qualitative English-language studies describes the self-reported care experiences of those with HNC across the health care continuum, and describes the current state of the literature. Results: Overall, the 95 studies identified were heterogeneous and investigated a broad range of topics. Trends across studies showed research centered on hospital-based care, conducted in developed countries, with more studies on feeding than other aspects of care. Generic qualitative research frameworks, with individual interviews, were the preferred method of data collection. Conclusion: Despite identifying many studies, there are significant gaps in our understanding of the HNC patient experience.

History

Publication Date

2024-01-01

Journal

Head and Neck

Volume

46

Issue

1

Pagination

74-85

Publisher

Wiley

ISSN

1043-3074

Rights Statement

© 2023 The Authors. Head & Neck published by Wiley Periodicals LLC. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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