Research project Palliative chemotherapy treatments have considerable prolonged quality of life and survival for many incurably ill patients with cancer. However studies show 9-43% of the patients are treated in the last month of their life. Can a questionnaire prolong life for these patients?
Can a questionnaire prolong survival in incurable cancer? In this project a questionnaire is developed, measuring feelings of tiredness and well-being before palliative chemotherapy treatment, as a complement to blood tests routinely taken when chemotherapy treatments are administered. A cohort study of medical records in three counties showed that 23% of the patients died within a month after treatment. The questionnaire has undergone psychometric tests and exhibits promising qualities in detecting whether a patient is fit enough for treatment. To further adjust the questions interviews will be held to explore the way patients and treating nurses understand the importance of performance status in the context of palliative chemotherapy treatments.
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huvudman: B. Axelsson, finansiar: Cancerfonden, y2009: , y2010: 345, y2011: 360, y2012: 400, y2013: , y2014: ,
huvudman: U. Näppä, finansiar: Lions Cancerforskningsfond, y2009: , y2010: 67, y2011: 67, y2012: 67, y2013: , y2014: ,
huvudman: B. Axelsson, finansiar: VisareNorr, y2009: 38, y2010: 38, y2011: , y2012: , y2013: , y2014: ,
huvudman: U. Näppä, finansiar: Jämtlands läns landsting, y2009: , y2010: 116, y2011: 121, y2012: 125, y2013: 125, y2014: 125,