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dc.contributor.authorRaymond Javan Chanen_US
dc.contributor.authorPatsy Yatesen_US
dc.contributor.authorQiuping Lien_US
dc.contributor.authorHiroko Komatsuen_US
dc.contributor.authorVioleta Lopezen_US
dc.contributor.authorMyat Thandaren_US
dc.contributor.authorSelva Titus Chackoen_US
dc.contributor.authorWinnie Kwok Wei Soen_US
dc.contributor.authorKanaungnit Pongthavornkamolen_US
dc.contributor.authorMyungsun Yien_US
dc.contributor.authorPongpak Pittayapanen_US
dc.contributor.authorJessica Butconen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavid Wylden_US
dc.contributor.authorAlex Molassiotisen_US
dc.contributor.otherQueensland University of Technology QUTen_US
dc.contributor.otherRoyal Brisbane and Women's Hospitalen_US
dc.contributor.otherJiangnan Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherKeio Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherYong Loo Lin School of Medicineen_US
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Nursingen_US
dc.contributor.otherChristian Medical College, Velloreen_US
dc.contributor.otherChinese University of Hong Kongen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherSeoul National Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherBicol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherHong Kong Polytechnic Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationBMC Cancer. Vol.17, No.1 (2017)en_US
dc.description.abstract© 2017 The Author(s). Background: Most efforts to advance cancer survivorship care have occurred in Western countries. There has been limited research towards gaining a comprehensive understanding of survivorship care provision in the Asia-Pacific region. This study aimed to establish the perceptions of responsibility, confidence, and frequency of survivorship care practices of oncology practitioners and examine their perspectives on factors that impede quality survivorship care. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of hospital-based oncology practitioners in 10 Asia-Pacific countries was undertaken between May 2015-October 2016. The participating countries included Australia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, India, Myanmar, and The Philippines. The survey was administered using paper-based or online questionnaires via specialist cancer care settings, educational meetings, and professional organisations. Results: In total, 1501 oncology practitioners participated in the study. When comparing the subscales of responsibility perception, frequency and confidence, Australian practitioners had significantly higher ratings than practitioners in Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, and Singapore (all p < 0.05). Surprisingly, practitioners working in Low- and Mid- Income Countries (LMICs) had higher levels of responsibility perception, confidence and frequencies of delivering survivorship care than those working in High-Income Countries (HICs) (p < 0.001), except for the responsibility perception of care coordination where no difference in scores was observed (p = 0.83). Physicians were more confident in delivering most of the survivorship care interventions compared to nurses and allied-health professionals. Perceived barriers to survivorship care were similar across the HICs and LMICs, with the most highly rated items for all practitioners being lack of time, dedicated educational resources for patients and family members, and evidence-based practice guidelines informing survivorship care. Conclusions: Different survivorship practices have been observed between HICs and LMICs, Australia and other countries and between the professional disciplines. Future service planning and research efforts should take these findings into account and overcome barriers identified in this study.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biologyen_US
dc.titleOncology practitioners' perspectives and practice patterns of post-treatment cancer survivorship care in the Asia-Pacific region: Results from the STEP studyen_US
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