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The development of clinical recommendations to improve experiences of chronic pain after cancer treatment for people living with and beyond cancer

Armoogum, Julie; Llewellyn, Alison; Foster, Claire; McCabe, Candida; Harcourt, Diana

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Alison Llewellyn Alison.Llewellyn@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Clinical Research

Claire Foster

Candy McCabe Candy.Mccabe@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of Clinical Research and Practice

Diana Harcourt Diana2.Harcourt@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Appearance Research



Abstract

Title: The development of clinical recommendations to improve experiences of chronic pain after cancer treatment for people living with and beyond cancer
Objectives/purpose: Development of clinical recommendations to improve experiences of chronic pain after cancer treatment for people living with and beyond cancer
Methods. Findings from three PhD studies, a qualitative evidence synthesis, a qualitative interview study with cancer survivors and survey with healthcare professionals plus published literature were used to develop draft clinical recommendations. A two-phase expert review adopting a qualitive description design was undertaken: 1) Initial review 2) Expert review panels. Phase 2 data analysed by inductive qualitative content analysis.
Results: Phase 1: Discussion with four Professorial academics. Consensus that findings make important contribution to knowledge. Complexity of implementing recommendations acknowledged. Phase 2: Expert review panels with 16 participants comprising public contributors, cancer clinicians, researchers and educators. Four group (1.5 hours) and two individual discussions (20-45 minutes). Findings from phase one and two informed final recommendations. Final recommendations include 1) listening and acknowledging 2) diagnosing and explaining 3) educating and raising awareness of healthcare professionals 4) preparing and informing people with cancer 5) accessing and signposting to rehabilitation and support
Conclusion and clinical implications:
Clinical recommendations have been produced from research findings and expert review to offer guidance to improve the experiences of cancer survivors living with chronic pain after cancer treatment.

Citation

Armoogum, J., Llewellyn, A., Foster, C., McCabe, C., & Harcourt, D. (2023, August). The development of clinical recommendations to improve experiences of chronic pain after cancer treatment for people living with and beyond cancer. Presented at International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) World Congress, 2023, Milan, Italy

Presentation Conference Type Speech
Conference Name International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) World Congress, 2023
Conference Location Milan, Italy
Start Date Aug 31, 2023
End Date Sep 4, 2023
Deposit Date May 2, 2023
Keywords chronic pain, pain, cancer treatment, cancer
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10733893
Related Public URLs https://www.ipos-society.org/professionals/congress