Article Text

PDF
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

Statistics from Altmetric.com

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 …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.