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71 Does Attending the Breathing Space Clinic for Four Sessions Improve Quality of Life for Patients with Lung Cancer?
  1. Audrey Agnew, Research Facilitator,
  2. David Bickerstaff, Tutor,
  3. Lesley Rutherford, Nurse Consultant and
  4. Louise Jones, Head of Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit
  1. Marie Curie Cancer Care, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  2. University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
  3. Marie Curie Cancer Care/Queen’s University Belfast/Belfast Health, Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland
  4. University College London

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Many patients with lung cancer are symptomatic from diagnosis (Beckles et al, 2003) and quality of life (QoL) may be maximised through use of specialist palliative care in parallel with other treatments. Patients are at increased risk of psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety (Persson et al, 2008). This feasibility study explored anxiety, depression and QoL of patients (n=5), predominantly …

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