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Implementation of Self‑Management Interventions in Cancer Survivors: Why Are We Not There Yet?

Lookup NU author(s): Ben RimmerORCiD, Professor Linda Sharp



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Despite the growing evidence base for supported self-management for the improvement of quality of life, there is a lack of widespread implementation of self-management interventions for cancer survivors. We propose fve key areas that, if addressed, would optimise the development and evaluation of these interventions, namely: (1) improving intervention adaptability to diferent survivor populations; (2) establishing intervention acceptability (and feasibility); (3) ensuring systematic description of interventions, their content, and active ingredients; (4) conducting process evaluations; and (5) assessing cost-efectiveness. These areas are an essential prerequisite for translation of self-management interventions from research into routine cancer care.

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Author(s): Rimmer B, Sharp L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Cancer Education

Year: 2021

Volume: 36

Pages: 1355-1358

Print publication date: 01/12/2021

Online publication date: 02/05/2021

Acceptance date: 25/04/2021

Date deposited: 04/05/2021

ISSN (print): 0885-8195

ISSN (electronic): 1543-0154

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s13187-021-02021-2


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