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Ann Surg Oncol ; 2024 May 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38773037

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BACKGROUND: Breast cancer treatment is multimodal, but not all patients benefit from each treatment, and many experience morbidities significantly impacting quality of life. There is increasing interest in tailoring breast cancer treatments to optimize oncological outcomes and reduce treatment burden, but it is vital that future trials focus on treatments that most impact patients. This study was designed to explore patient experiences of treatment to inform future research. METHODS: An online survey was co-developed with patient advocates to explore respondents' experiences of breast cancer treatment. Questions included simple demographics, treatments received, and views regarding omitting treatments if that is deemed safe. The survey was circulated via social media and patient advocacy groups. Responses were summarized by using simple statistics; free text was analyzed thematically. RESULTS: Of the 235 participants completing the survey, 194 (82.6%) would choose to omit a specific treatment if safe to do so. The most commonly selected treatments were chemotherapy (n = 69, 35.6%) and endocrine therapy (n = 61, 31.4%) mainly due to side effects. Fewer respondents would choose to omit surgery (n = 40, 20.6%) or radiotherapy (n = 20, 10.3%). Several women commented that survival was their "absolute priority" and that high-quality evidence to support the safety of reducing treatment would be essential. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with breast cancer are individuals who may wish to optimize different components of their treatment. A portfolio of studies co-designed with patients is needed to establish an evidence base for greater treatment personalization with studies focused on reducing avoidable chemotherapy and endocrine therapy a priority.

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Nurs Older People ; 2024 May 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38773831

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Older adulthood is a unique time of transition often referred to as the 'golden years'. It is characterised by positive life experiences such as retirement but also by a loss of routine, identity and meaning. The literature identifies alcohol misuse as a growing issue in this population. However, the stigma, perceptions and patterns of drinking associated with alcohol misuse among older people can be a barrier to individuals seeking health advice. This article identifies that older adulthood is a period when nurses can offer health education and support using their unique relationships with patients to encourage healthy drinking behaviours.

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Health Mark Q ; : 1-31, 2024 May 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38758015

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Our objective was to identify the dimensions of the patient experience that directly influence a hospital's reputation and indirectly impact electronic word-of-mouth communication carried out by patients. We collected data from 484 hospital users and analyzed the data using PLS-SEM. Our results show that paying attention to patient preferences and physical comfort, providing information and education, and treating patients' families and friends well tend to have a significant impact on the hospital's reputation. In turn, a hospital's reputation may influence patients to perform electronic word-of-mouth about their experiences.

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J Gen Intern Med ; 2024 May 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38758339

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BACKGROUND: There is a lack of research comparing patient experience and to what extent patients' care needs are fulfilled in telemedicine compared to in-person care. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if patient experience and fulfillment of care needs differ between video and chat visits with direct to consumer telemedicine providers compared to in-person visits. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Adults visiting a primary care physician in person or via chat or video in Region Stockholm, Sweden, October 2020-May 2021. MAIN MEASURES: Patient-reported visit experience and fulfillment of care needs. KEY RESULTS: The sample included 3315 patients who had an in-person (1950), video (844), or chat (521) visit. Response rates were 42% for in-person visitors and 41% for telemedicine visitors. Patients were 18-97 years old, mean age of 51 years, and 66% were female. In-person visitors reported the most positive patient experience ("To a very high degree" or "Yes, completely") for being listened to (64%), being treated with care (64%), and feeling trust and confidence in the health care professional (76%). Chat visitors reported the most positive patient experience for being given enough time (61%) and having care needs fulfilled during the care visit (76%). Video visitors had the largest proportion of respondents choosing "To a very low degree" or "No, not at all" for all visit experience measures. There were statistically significant differences in the distribution of visit experiences between in-person, video, and chat visits for all visit experience measures (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Video visits were associated with a more negative visit experience and lower fulfillment of care needs than in-person visits. Chat visits were associated with a similar patient experience and fulfillment of care needs as in-person visits. Chat visits may be a viable alternative to in-person visits for selected patients.

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Pulm Ther ; 2024 May 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38758408

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This article is co-authored by five patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and a primary care physician who has over 30 years of clinical experience and is involved in educating healthcare professionals. The first section of this article is authored by the patients, who describe their experiences of living with COPD. The section that follows is authored by the physician, who discusses the management of COPD in the context of the patients' experiences.

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Support Care Cancer ; 32(5): 321, 2024 May 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38691178

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BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the experiences of patients across all health disciplines, especially those of cancer patients. The study aimed to understand the experiences of cancer patients who underwent surgery during the first two waves of the pandemic at Guy's Cancer Centre, which is a large tertiary cancer centre in London. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach was adopted for this study. Firstly, a survey was co-designed by the research team and a patient study group. Patients who underwent surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic were invited to take part in this survey. Results were analysed descriptively. Three discussion groups were then conducted to focus on the main themes from the survey findings: communication, COVID-19 risk management and overall experience. These discussion groups were transcribed verbatim and underwent a thematic analysis using the NVivo software package. RESULTS: Out of 1657 patients invited, a total of 250 (15%) participants took part in the survey with a mean age of 66 (SD 12.8) and 52% females. The sample was representative of a wide range of tumour sites and was reflective of those invited to take part. Overall, the experience of the cancer patients was positive. They felt that the safety protocols implemented at the hospital were effective. Communication was considered key, and patients were receptive to a change in the mode of communication from in-person to virtual. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the immense challenges faced by our Cancer Centre, patients undergoing surgery during the first two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic had a generally positive experience with minimal disruptions to their planned surgery and ongoing care. Together with the COVID-19 safety precautions, effective communication between the clinical teams and the patients helped the overall patient experience during their surgical treatment.


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COVID-19 , Neoplasias , Humanos , COVID-19/epidemiologia , COVID-19/prevenção & controle , Feminino , Masculino , Londres , Neoplasias/cirurgia , Idoso , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Inquéritos e Questionários , Institutos de Câncer/organização & administração , Comunicação , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Adulto
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Int J Qual Health Care ; 36(2)2024 May 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38706179

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Patient experience has recently become a key driver for hospital quality improvement in South Korea, marked by the introduction of the Patient Experience Assessment (PXA) within its National Health Insurance in 2017. While the PXA has garnered special attention from the media and hospitals, there has been a lack of focus on its structural determinants, hindering continuous and sustained improvement in patient experience. Given the relatively low number of practicing nurses per 1000 population in South Korea and the significant variation in nurse staffing levels across hospitals, the staffing level of nurses in hospitals could be a crucial structural determinant of patient experience. This study examines the association between patient experience and hospital nurse staffing levels in South Korea. We used individual- and hospital-level data from the 2019 PXA, encompassing 7250 patients from 42 tertiary hospitals and 16 235 patients from 109 non-tertiary general hospitals with 300 or more beds. The dependent variables were derived from the complete set of 21 proper questions on patient experience in the Nurse and other domains. The main explanatory variable was the hospital-level Nurse Staffing Grade (NSG), employed by the National Health Insurance to adjust reimbursement to hospitals. Multilevel ordered/binomial logistic or linear regression was conducted accounting for other hospital- and patient-level characteristics as well as acknowledging the nested nature of the data. A clear, positive association was observed between patient experience in the Nurse domain and NSG, even after accounting for other characteristics. For example, the predicted probability of reporting the top-box category of "Always" to the question "How often did nurses treat you with courtesy and respect?" was 70.3% among patients from non-tertiary general hospitals with the highest NSG, compared to 63.1% among patients from their peer hospitals with the lowest NSG. Patient experience measured in other domains that were likely to be affected by nurse staffing levels also showed similar associations, although generally weaker and less consistent than in the Nurse domain. Better patient experience was associated with higher hospital nurse staffing levels in South Korea. Alongside current initiatives focused on measuring and publicly reporting patient experience, strengthening nursing and other hospital workforce should also be included in policy efforts to improve patient experience.


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Recursos Humanos de Enfermagem Hospitalar , Satisfação do Paciente , Admissão e Escalonamento de Pessoal , República da Coreia , Humanos , Recursos Humanos de Enfermagem Hospitalar/provisão & distribuição , Admissão e Escalonamento de Pessoal/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto , Idoso , Centros de Atenção Terciária , Melhoria de Qualidade , Inquéritos e Questionários , Qualidade da Assistência à Saúde , Programas Nacionais de Saúde
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JMIR Hum Factors ; 11: e53691, 2024 May 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38743476

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BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease affects 10% of the population worldwide, and the number of patients receiving treatment for end-stage kidney disease is forecasted to increase. Therefore, there is a pressing need for innovative digital solutions that increase the efficiency of care and improve patients' quality of life. The aim of the eHealth in Home Dialysis project is to create a novel eHealth solution, called eC4Me, to facilitate predialysis and home dialysis care for patients with chronic kidney disease. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to evaluate the usability, user experience (UX), and patient experience (PX) of the first version of the eC4Me solution. METHODS: We used a user-based evaluation approach involving usability testing, questionnaire, and interview methods. The test sessions were conducted remotely with 10 patients with chronic kidney disease, 5 of whom had used the solution in their home environment before the tests, while the rest were using it for the first time. Thematic analysis was used to analyze user test and questionnaire data, and descriptive statistics were calculated for the UMUX (Usability Metric for User Experience) scores. RESULTS: Most usability problems were related to navigation, the use of terminology, and the presentation of health-related data. Despite usability challenges, UMUX ratings of the solution were positive overall. The results showed noteworthy variation in the expected benefits and perceived effort of using the solution. From a PX perspective, it is important that the solution supports patients' own health-related goals and fits with the needs of their everyday lives with the disease. CONCLUSIONS: A user-based evaluation is a useful and necessary part of the eHealth solution development process. Our study findings can be used to improve the usability and UX of the evaluated eC4Me solution. Patients should be actively involved in the solution development process when specifying what information is relevant for them. Traditional usability tests complemented with questionnaire and interview methods can serve as a meaningful methodological approach for gaining insight not only into usability but also into UX- and PX-related aspects of digital health solutions.


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Hemodiálise no Domicílio , Telemedicina , Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Inquéritos e Questionários , Hemodiálise no Domicílio/métodos , Idoso , Telemedicina/métodos , Satisfação do Paciente , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/terapia , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/psicologia , Interface Usuário-Computador , Qualidade de Vida/psicologia , Adulto
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38715426

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BACKGROUND: Recovery Colleges (RCs) represent an approach to enhancing mental wellbeing through education, lived experience and co-production. Despite their increasing presence, scant literature explores the operationalisation of RCs and their embodiment of co-production principles. The aim of this scoping review was to investigate the operationalisation of RCs and their application of co-production in RCs located in high-income countries over the past decade. METHODS: Employing an established scoping review methodology, searches were conducted across seven academic databases. Ten primary studies met the inclusion criteria. In addition, stakeholders were consulted to validate themes and uncover knowledge gaps. RESULTS: Findings suggest that RCs are inherently idiosyncratic, adapted to suit local contexts. Discussions persist regarding their optimal institutional contexts and positioning and the interpretation of key terms such as 'recovery' and 'co-production', influencing daily operations and stakeholder involvement. Challenges surrounding measuring success against fidelity criteria underscore the need for a broader understanding of RC value and sustainability. CONCLUSION: This review offers a synopsis of the existing literature offering insights concerning the operationalisation of RCs. Through a synthesis of diverse primary studies, it systematically identifies and describes the operational nuances within the RC landscape and the fundamental elements underpinning RC operations, while shedding light on critical knowledge gaps in both research and practice. SO WHAT?: This review underscores the importance of a broader understanding of RC value and sustainability, offering insights for both research and practice in the field of mental health and wellbeing. This review highlights the significance of further exploration and refinement of RC operationalisation to enhance their effectiveness and impact in supporting mental wellbeing.

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J Nephrol ; 2024 May 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38735001

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BACKGROUND: Patient perspectives on their post-operative health are acknowledged as valuable healthcare outcomes and should be scrupulously considered when designing interventions for patient-centered healthcare. Yet, following the COVID-19 lockdown and in the absence of standardized guidelines on how to best provide virtual chronic care to kidney transplant recipients, little is known about how this unique population coped and managed to comply with public health indications during confinement. METHODS: This study addresses this shortcoming by examining the experiences of patients from a tertiary hospital in Spain during the initial weeks of the lockdown decreed by the national government. Specifically, we focus our attention on the perceptions and experiences of these patients by retrieving robust qualitative and quantitative data: the former based on a thematic analysis of focus group transcripts, the latter obtained from a large-scale survey. RESULTS: Our findings identify opportunities for improvement in the quality of care and point to the provisions that might be made when facing future pandemics or lockdown-requiring situations. CONCLUSIONS: As healthcare services navigate evolving landscapes, our findings on the experience of kidney transplant recipients should enable hospital services to improve the quality of care they are able to provide to such patients during periods of restricted mobility, especially those associated with future disease emergencies, and considering that home confinement is often part of the natural course of post-operative care of these patients.

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BMC Health Serv Res ; 24(1): 572, 2024 May 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38698426

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BACKGROUND: Patient-centredness has become a central quality indicator for oncology care. Elements include shared decision-making, patient navigation and integration of psychosocial care, which impact patient-reported and clinical outcomes. Despite efforts to promote patient-centred care in Germany in recent decades, implementation remains fragmented. Further, research on patient experiences with cancer care and its determinants is limited. Therefore, this study examines which patient- and facility-specific factors are associated with patient-centred quality care delivery. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1,121 cancer patients in acute treatment, rehabilitation, and aftercare for different cancer entities across Germany. A participatory developed questionnaire was used. Outcome measures were the quality of physician-patient interaction and provision of psychosocial care during acute care. Predictors comprised patient-specific characteristics and treatment facility-specific factors. Multiple linear regression and multivariate binary logistic regression analyses were performed. In addition, a content analysis of open-ended comments on the patients' overall cancer care needs was applied. RESULTS: Multiple linear regression analysis showed recent diagnosis (ß=-0.12, p = < 0.001), being male (ß=-0.11, p = 0.003), and having a preference for passive decision-making (ß=-0.10, p = 0.001) to be significantly associated with higher interaction quality, but not age, education and health insurance type. An overall low impact of patient characteristics on interaction quality was revealed (adj. R2 = 0.03). Binary logistic regression analysis demonstrated the availability of central contact persons (OR = 3.10, p < 0.001) followed by recent diagnosis (p < 0.001), having breast cancer (p < 0.001) and being female (OR = 1.68, p < 0.05) to significantly predict offering psycho-oncological counselling to patients in acute care facilities. The availability of peer support visiting services (OR = 7.17, p < 0.001) and central contact persons (OR = 1.87, p < 0.001) in the care facility, breast cancer diagnosis (p < 0.001) and a higher level of education (p < 0.05) significantly increased the odds of patients receiving information about peer support in the treatment facility. Despite relatively satisfactory quality of physician-patient interactions in cancer care (M = 3.5 (± 1.1)), many patients expressed that better patient-centred communication and coordinated, comprehensive cancer care are needed. CONCLUSION: The findings reflect effective developments and improvements in cancer care and suggest that patients' social characteristics are less decisive for delivering patient-centred quality care than systemic factors surrounding the care facilities. They can serve to inform oncology care in Germany.


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Neoplasias , Assistência Centrada no Paciente , Relações Médico-Paciente , Humanos , Estudos Transversais , Alemanha , Feminino , Masculino , Neoplasias/terapia , Neoplasias/psicologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Idoso , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto , Satisfação do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Qualidade da Assistência à Saúde
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Curr Oncol ; 31(5): 2488-2496, 2024 Apr 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38785467

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BACKGROUND: Unsolicited patient feedback (compliments and complaints) should allow the healthcare system to address and improve individual and overall patient, family, and staff experiences. We evaluated feedback at a tertiary cancer centre to identify potential areas for optimizing care delivery. METHODS: unsolicited feedback submitted to the Patient Relations Department, relating to the Divisions of Medical and Radiation Oncology, at the Ottawa Hospital, was analyzed. RESULTS: Of 580 individual reports submitted from 2016 to 2022, patient demographics were available for 97% (563/580). Median patient age was 65 years (range 17-101), and 53% (301/563) were female. The most common cancer types were breast (127/545, 23%) and gastrointestinal (119/545, 22%) malignancies, and most (64%, 311/486) patients had metastatic disease. Feedback was submitted mainly by patients (291/579, 50%), and predominantly negative (489/569, 86%). The main reasons for complaints included: communication (29%, 162/566) and attitude/conduct of care (28%, 159/566). While feedback rates were initially stable, an increase occurred from 2019 to 2021. CONCLUSIONS: Unsolicited feedback remains mostly negative, and relates to physician communication. If we are to drive meaningful changes in care delivery, more standardized means of assessing feedback and implementation strategies are needed. In addition, in an era of increased healthcare provider burnout, strategies to enhance formal positive feedback are also warranted.


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Neoplasias , Humanos , Feminino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Idoso , Neoplasias/terapia , Neoplasias/psicologia , Adulto , Masculino , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Adolescente , Retroalimentação , Adulto Jovem , Atenção à Saúde , Satisfação do Paciente , Família/psicologia
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Br J Nurs ; 33(10): S16-S20, 2024 May 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38780977

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BACKGROUND: Primary bone and soft tissue sarcoma of the spine are rare and account for less than 0.2% of all neoplasm incidences. Following a patient and public involvement event, the need to explore patient support pathways was identified, which initiated this service evaluation project. AIM: To determine the acceptability and feasibility of a peer-to-peer support project among people using the spine sarcoma service. METHODS: Users were paired and introduced via Microsoft Teams. Quantitative and qualitative data both pre- and post-introduction of a buddy were collected. FINDINGS: Service users felt that, although they would have preferred having a buddy at the time of their diagnosis, being allocated a buddy made them feel reassured and better supported. CONCLUSION: The project was well received and preliminary data are encouraging. Therefore, due to early findings from the first participants, the service is continuing to roll out the buddy programme.


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Estudos de Viabilidade , Grupo Associado , Sarcoma , Neoplasias da Coluna Vertebral , Humanos , Apoio Social , Masculino , Feminino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto
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Int J Qual Health Care ; 36(2)2024 May 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38727537

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Sleep disruptions in the hospital setting can have adverse effects on patient safety and well-being, leading to complications like delirium and prolonged recovery. This study aimed to comprehensively assess the factors influencing sleep disturbances in hospital wards, with a comparison of the sleep quality of patients staying in single rooms to those in shared rooms. A mixed-methods approach was used to examine patient-reported sleep quality and sleep disruption factors, in conjunction with objective noise measurements, across seven inpatient wards at an acute tertiary public hospital in Sydney, Australia. The most disruptive factor to sleep in the hospital was noise, ranked as 'very disruptive' by 20% of patients, followed by acute health conditions (11%) and nursing interventions (10%). Patients in shared rooms experienced the most disturbed sleep, with 51% reporting 'poor' or 'very poor' sleep quality. In contrast, only 17% of the patients in single rooms reported the same. Notably, sound levels in shared rooms surpassed 100 dB, highlighting the potential for significant sleep disturbances in shared patient accommodation settings. The results of this study provide a comprehensive overview of the sleep-related challenges faced by patients in hospital, particularly those staying in shared rooms. The insights from this study offer guidance for targeted healthcare improvements to minimize disruptions and enhance the quality of sleep for hospitalized patients.


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Ruído , Transtornos do Sono-Vigília , Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Transtornos do Sono-Vigília/epidemiologia , Ruído/efeitos adversos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Idoso , Qualidade do Sono , Pacientes Internados , Adulto , Quartos de Pacientes , Hospitalização , Austrália , Centros de Atenção Terciária
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Dig Dis Sci ; 2024 May 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38700629

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BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease (CD) significantly affects patients' health-related quality of life and well-being. AIMS: Communicating Needs and Features of IBD Experiences (CONFIDE) survey explores the experience and impact of moderate-to-severe CD symptoms on patients' lives and identifies communication gaps between patients and health care professionals (HCPs). METHODS: Online, quantitative, cross-sectional surveys of patients, and HCPs were conducted in the United States (US), Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom), and Japan. Criteria based on previous treatment, steroid use, and/or hospitalization defined moderate-to-severe CD. US and Europe data are presented as descriptive statistics. RESULTS: Surveys were completed by 215 US and 547 European patients and 200 US and 503 European HCPs. In both patient groups, top three symptoms currently (past month) experienced were diarrhea, bowel urgency, and increased stool frequency, with more than one-third patients wearing diaper/pad/protection at least once a week in past 3 months due to fear of bowel urgency-related accidents. HCPs ranked diarrhea, blood in stool, and increased stool frequency as the most common symptoms. Although 34.0% US and 27.2% European HCPs ranked bowel urgency among the top five symptoms affecting patient lives, only 12.0% US and 10.9% European HCPs ranked it among top three most impactful symptoms on treatment decisions. CONCLUSION: Bowel urgency is common and impactful among patients with CD in the US and Europe. Differences in patient and HCP perceptions of experiences and impacts of bowel urgency exist, with HCPs underestimating its burden. Proactive communication between HCPs and patients in clinical settings is crucial for improving health outcomes in patients with CD.

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JMIR Infodemiology ; 4: e49335, 2024 May 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38696232

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BACKGROUND: Abortion (also known as termination of pregnancy) is an essential element of women's reproductive health care. Feedback from women who underwent medical termination of pregnancy about their experience is crucial to help practitioners identify women's needs and develop necessary tools to improve the abortion care process. However, the collection of this feedback is quite challenging. Social media offer anonymity for women who share their abortion experience. OBJECTIVE: This exploratory infodemiology study aimed to analyze, through French social media posts, personal medical symptoms and the different experiences and information dynamics associated with the medical abortion process. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed by analyzing posts geolocated in France and published from January 1, 2017, to November 30, 2021. Posts were extracted from all French-language general and specialized publicly available web forums using specific keywords. Extracted messages were cleaned and pseudonymized. Automatic natural language processing methods were used to identify posts from women having experienced medical abortion. Biterm topic modeling was used to identify the main discussion themes and the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities was used to identify medical terms. Encountered difficulties were explored using qualitative research methods until the saturation of concepts was reached. RESULTS: Analysis of 5398 identified posts (3409 users) led to the identification of 9 major topics: personal experience (n=2413 posts, 44.7%), community support (n=1058, 19.6%), pain and bleeding (n=797, 14.8%), psychological experience (n=760, 14.1%), questioned efficacy (n=410, 7.6%), social pressure (n=373, 6.9%), positive experiences (n=257, 4.8%), menstrual cycle disorders (n=107, 2%), and reported inefficacy (n=104, 1.9%). Pain, which was mentioned in 1627 (30.1%) of the 5398 posts by 1024 (30.0%) of the 3409 users, was the most frequently reported medical term. Pain was considered severe to unbearable in 24.5% of the cases (399 of the 1627 posts). Lack of information was the most frequently reported difficulty during and after the process. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that French women used social media to share their experiences, offer and find support, and provide and receive information regarding medical abortion. Infodemiology appears to be a useful tool to obtain women's feedback, therefore offering the opportunity to enhance care in women undergoing medical abortion.


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Aborto Induzido , Mídias Sociais , Humanos , Feminino , Estudos Retrospectivos , Mídias Sociais/estatística & dados numéricos , Aborto Induzido/psicologia , Gravidez , França , Adulto , Pesquisa Qualitativa
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BMC Emerg Med ; 24(1): 85, 2024 May 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38764015

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BACKGROUND: It is well known that patient satisfaction with medical communication in the emergency department (ED) improves patient experience. Investing in good communication practices is highly desirable in the emergency setting. In the literature, very few studies offer evidence of effective interventions to achieve this outcome. Aim of the study is to evaluate whether encouraging emergency physicians to ask if patients have questions at the end of the visit would improve patient satisfaction with medical communication. METHODS: The physicians of two EDs in Lugano, Switzerland, were invited by various methods (mailing, newsletter, memo pens and posters, coloured bracelets etc.) to implement the new practice of asking patients if they had questions before the end of the visit. Patients discharged were consecutively enrolled. Participants completed the modified CAT-T questionnaire rating their satisfaction with medical communication from 1 (very poor) to 5 (excellent). Data such as age, means of arrival, seniority of the physician etc. were also collected. Statistical analysis was performed with Bayesian methodology. The results were compared with those of a similar study conducted one year earlier. RESULTS: 517 patients returned the questionnaire. Overall, patients' satisfaction with communication in the ED was very good and improved from the previous year (percentage of fully satisfied patients: 68% vs. 57%). The result is statistically significant (C: I: 51.8 - 61.3% vs. 63.9 - 71.8% p = 0.000). Younger patients (< 30 ye22ars old) were slightly less satisfied. Waiting time did not affect perception of communication. CONCLUSION: This study implements a concrete way to improve patients' satisfaction with medical communication in the ED. The intervention targeted only one item of the CAT-T ("Encouraged me to ask questions") but it generated an overall perception of better communication from patients discharged from the ED. The study also confirms that there are some objective elements that can alter perception of quality of medical communication by patients (age, seniority of the physician), in agreement with the literature. In conclusion, focusing physicians' attention on asking patients whether they have questions before discharge helps improving overall patient satisfaction with medical communication in the ED. This may lead to changes in physicians' clinical practice.


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Comunicação , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência , Satisfação do Paciente , Relações Médico-Paciente , Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto , Suíça , Inquéritos e Questionários , Idoso , Adulto Jovem , Equipe de Assistência ao Paciente , Adolescente , Teorema de Bayes
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38779037

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Introduction: Radiotherapy (RT) stands as one of the main cancer treatments. The impact of RT and cancer treatment can have a physical and psychological impact on patients and their carers. To gain patient's trust, and ensure they feel valued, information should be provided before, during, and after RT. Patient and public involvement (PPI) has been lacking, and increased engagement with PPI groups could improve this. This rapid review aims to analyse the literature, and describe and report patient perception, experience, and satisfaction regarding the information received concerning their course of RT. Methods: To allow the synthesis of results, a pragmatic decision was made to use a rapid review approach to analyse the literature, providing more timely information to inform future work. This rapid review utilised systematic review methods and was conducted according to a pre-defined protocol including clear inclusion criteria (PROSPERO registration: CRD42023415916).Electronic databases CINAHL, AMED, Pubmed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO were searched using a comprehensive search for published studies from January 2012 to November 2023. Two independent reviewers applied the eligibility criteria. Evidence from literature was extracted and transcribed into qualitative data and Braun and Clarke's six-step thematic analysis (TA) was employed to determine themes by one reviewer and checked by a second [26]. Due to the heterogeneity of the included literature, the analysis of this review is presented primarily through narrative synthesis. Results: Sixty eight articles met the inclusion criteria for this review. Emerging themes included; a desire for information based on patient characteristics, information format, patient preparedness, timing e.g. timing of information and changing priorities over time, health care professional (HCP) involvement, barriers to information, and motivators for better information delivery. Conclusions: Several factors can influence a patient's desire for information, from whom and when they receive it, to what format they would prefer to receive it. There is benefit to be gained in employing PPI and patient advocacy to inform future studies that aim to further understand the themes that emerged from this review. Such studies can therefore inform HCPs in providing patient-specific information and support by utilising multiple teaching strategies available to them.

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Int J Nurs Stud Adv ; 6: 100201, 2024 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38746814

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Background: Despite recent evidence supporting the adoption of opioid-free anaesthetic and analgesic alternatives in the perioperative context, opioid-based regimens remain standard of care. There is limited knowledge about the patients' perioperative experiences of bariatric surgery, with no study yet investigating their experiences within an opioid-free care pathway. Objective: We aimed to describe similarities and differences in patients' perioperative experiences of undergoing bariatric surgery with either an opioid-free or opioid-based care pathway. Design: A qualitative interview study. Setting: A strategic sample of patients enrolled in an ongoing randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of opioid-free anaesthesia for bariatric surgery were recruited. In the randomized controlled trial, participants were randomized to either opioid-based anaesthesia or opioid-free anaesthesia, including transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation as primary postoperative pain management. Participants: Twenty patients were interviewed 3 months after surgery: 10 participants in the opioid-free group versus 10 in the opioid-based group. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted between December 2020 and February 2022 and analysed with qualitative content analysis. Results: The analysis yielded four categories and 12 subcategories. In Category 1, participants shared diverse emotions before surgery, including anticipation of a healthier life, but also apprehensions and feelings of failure. In Category 2, describing liminality of general anaesthesia, there were similar descriptions of struggling to remember the anaesthesia induction and struggling to surface when recovering from anaesthesia. However, some participants in the opioid-free group shared descriptions of struggling to keep control, describing accentuated memories of the anaesthesia induction. Category 3, managing your pain, showed similar experiences and strategies but different narrations of pain management, with the opioid-free group stating that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation works but not when it really hurts, and the opioid-based group describing confidence in but awareness of opioids. Throughout the overall perioperative time period, participants acknowledged Category 4, a patient-professional presence, stating that preparations boost the feeling of confidence before surgery and that they felt confidence in a vulnerable situation although vulnerability challenges communication. Conclusions: We highlighted the overall similarities in perioperative experiences of patients undergoing bariatric surgery. However, the differences in experiences during opioid-free anaesthesia induction need to be addressed in further implementation and research studies investigating strategies to reduce the sense of loss of control. More research is needed to facilitate the implementation of opioid-free treatment strategies into clinical practice and improve the patient care experience.

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