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Cancer rehabilitation: A Nordic and European perspective.

Hellbom, Maria LU ; Bergelt, Corinna; Bergenmar, Mia; Gijsen, Brigitte; Loge, Jon Håvard; Rautalathi, Matti; Smaradottir, Agnes and Johansen, Christoffer (2011) In Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden) 50(2). p.179-186
Abstract
Abstract Background. The increasing incidence of cancer combined with prolonged survival times seen throughout the western world increases the need for rehabilitation. Diagnosis and treatment for cancer may have substantial effects on the patients' physical, psychological, social and existential well-being. The aim of this paper is to describe the current situation in cancer rehabilitation in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands and Germany. Material and methods. Description of the current situation in cancer rehabilitation in the Nordic countries and literature review. Results. Rehabilitation as defined by multiple organizations covers a multidimensional view on chronic disease and its effect on the patient's life. The rehabilitation... (More)
Abstract Background. The increasing incidence of cancer combined with prolonged survival times seen throughout the western world increases the need for rehabilitation. Diagnosis and treatment for cancer may have substantial effects on the patients' physical, psychological, social and existential well-being. The aim of this paper is to describe the current situation in cancer rehabilitation in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands and Germany. Material and methods. Description of the current situation in cancer rehabilitation in the Nordic countries and literature review. Results. Rehabilitation as defined by multiple organizations covers a multidimensional view on chronic disease and its effect on the patient's life. The rehabilitation systems in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands differ depending on the differing social security and health-care systems, but rehabilitation provided is largely based on a similar, multidimensional and multidisciplinary understanding of cancer rehabilitation. Research on rehabilitation efforts in European countries indicates that there is substantial evidence with regard to single interventions which can be part of cancer rehabilitation. Discussion. In order to assure patients and families continuing quality of life, rehabilitation should be an integral and continuous part of all cancer care. (Less)
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10.3109/0284186X.2010.533194
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  abstract     = {Abstract Background. The increasing incidence of cancer combined with prolonged survival times seen throughout the western world increases the need for rehabilitation. Diagnosis and treatment for cancer may have substantial effects on the patients' physical, psychological, social and existential well-being. The aim of this paper is to describe the current situation in cancer rehabilitation in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands and Germany. Material and methods. Description of the current situation in cancer rehabilitation in the Nordic countries and literature review. Results. Rehabilitation as defined by multiple organizations covers a multidimensional view on chronic disease and its effect on the patient's life. The rehabilitation systems in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands differ depending on the differing social security and health-care systems, but rehabilitation provided is largely based on a similar, multidimensional and multidisciplinary understanding of cancer rehabilitation. Research on rehabilitation efforts in European countries indicates that there is substantial evidence with regard to single interventions which can be part of cancer rehabilitation. Discussion. In order to assure patients and families continuing quality of life, rehabilitation should be an integral and continuous part of all cancer care.},
  author       = {Hellbom, Maria and Bergelt, Corinna and Bergenmar, Mia and Gijsen, Brigitte and Loge, Jon Håvard and Rautalathi, Matti and Smaradottir, Agnes and Johansen, Christoffer},
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  number       = {2},
  pages        = {179--186},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden)},
  title        = {Cancer rehabilitation: A Nordic and European perspective.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/0284186X.2010.533194},
  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2011},
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