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Routine assessment of performance status during palliative chemotherapy when approaching end-of-life.

Näppä, Ulla; Lindqvist, Olav; Rasmussen, Birgit LU and Axelsson, Bertil (2016) In European Journal of Oncology Nursing 21. p.266-271
Abstract
Palliative chemotherapy treatment (PCT) offered late in the cancer disease trajectory may be problematic. It is not easy to accurately calculate whether the potential benefits will outweigh the side-effects. This study investigates whether routine use of the Performance Status in Palliative Chemotherapy questionnaire (PSPC) affects the proportions of patients receiving PCT during the last month of life, care utilization, and documentation routines. A secondary aim was to gather registered nurses' experiences of the PSPC in routine use.
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European Journal of Oncology Nursing
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21
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266 - 271
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Elsevier
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1462-3889
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10.1016/j.ejon.2015.11.001
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English
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  abstract     = {Palliative chemotherapy treatment (PCT) offered late in the cancer disease trajectory may be problematic. It is not easy to accurately calculate whether the potential benefits will outweigh the side-effects. This study investigates whether routine use of the Performance Status in Palliative Chemotherapy questionnaire (PSPC) affects the proportions of patients receiving PCT during the last month of life, care utilization, and documentation routines. A secondary aim was to gather registered nurses' experiences of the PSPC in routine use.},
  author       = {Näppä, Ulla and Lindqvist, Olav and Rasmussen, Birgit and Axelsson, Bertil},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {European Journal of Oncology Nursing},
  title        = {Routine assessment of performance status during palliative chemotherapy when approaching end-of-life.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2015.11.001},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2016},
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