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Prostate cancer: unmet supportive and palliative care needs: national survey of patients and family carers (2021)
Journal Article
Johnson, M., Huang, C., Chen, H., Jones, L., & Twiddy, M. (in press). Prostate cancer: unmet supportive and palliative care needs: national survey of patients and family carers. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003438

Objectives: Men living with prostate cancer have supportive and palliative needs. However, few studies detail unmet needs (vs quality of life measurement) or include data from those with advanced disease. We aimed to identify unmet needs of people li... Read More about Prostate cancer: unmet supportive and palliative care needs: national survey of patients and family carers.

The unique information and communication needs of men affected by prostate cancer: A qualitative study of men's experience (2021)
Journal Article
Chen, H., Twiddy, M., Jones, L., & Johnson, M. J. (2021). The unique information and communication needs of men affected by prostate cancer: A qualitative study of men's experience. European Journal of Cancer Care, 30(6), https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13503

Objective: The objective of this study is to explore the specific information and communication needs of men affected by prostate cancer to inform the development of educational materials for clinicians. Methods: This is a qualitative descriptive stu... Read More about The unique information and communication needs of men affected by prostate cancer: A qualitative study of men's experience.

CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings (2020)
Journal Article
Swan, F., Chen, H., Forbes, C. C., Johnson, M. J., & Lind, M. (in press). CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2020.09.026

Background: Older people with lung cancer are often frail and unfit due to their cancer and co-morbidities and may tolerate cancer treatments poorly. Physical activity (PA) and a healthy diet offer quality of life benefit to people with cancer before... Read More about CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings.

An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views (2019)
Journal Article
Chen, H., Walabyeki, J., Johnson, M., Boland, E., Seymour, J., & Macleod, U. (2019). An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views. PLoS ONE, 14(5), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216430

The number of cancer-related emergency presentations and admissions has been steadily increasing in the UK. Drivers of this phenomenon are complex, multifactorial and interlinked. The main objective of this study was to understand the complexity of e... Read More about An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views.

Time intervals from first symptom to diagnosis for head and neck cancers: An analysis of linked patient reports and medical records from the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Allgar, V. L., Oliver, S. E., Chen, H., Oviasu, O., Johnson, M. J., & Macleod, U. (2019). Time intervals from first symptom to diagnosis for head and neck cancers: An analysis of linked patient reports and medical records from the UK. Cancer epidemiology, 59, 37-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2019.01.008

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Background: England has significantly higher mortality risks due to Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) compared with other European countries. Early diagnosis is important as it is likely to increase early-stage diagnosis and improve surv... Read More about Time intervals from first symptom to diagnosis for head and neck cancers: An analysis of linked patient reports and medical records from the UK.

Psychometric Properties of the Needs Assessment Tool—Progressive Disease Cancer in U.K. Primary Care (2018)
Journal Article
Allgar, V. L., Chen, H., Richfield, E., Currow, D., Macleod, U., & Johnson, M. J. (2018). Psychometric Properties of the Needs Assessment Tool—Progressive Disease Cancer in U.K. Primary Care. Journal of pain and symptom management, 56(4), 602-612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.07.002

Background. The assessment of patients' needs for care is a critical step in achieving patient-centered cancer care. Tools can be used to assess needs and inform care planning. The Needs Assessment Tool:Progressive DiseaseeCancer (NAT:PD-C) is an Aus... Read More about Psychometric Properties of the Needs Assessment Tool—Progressive Disease Cancer in U.K. Primary Care.

Emergency admissions and subsequent inpatient care through an emergency oncology service at a tertiary cancer centre: service users’ experiences and views (2018)
Journal Article
Chen, H., Johnson, M., Boland, E., Seymour, J., & Macleod, U. (2019). Emergency admissions and subsequent inpatient care through an emergency oncology service at a tertiary cancer centre: service users’ experiences and views. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(2), 451–460. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4328-5

Purpose Avoiding unnecessary emergency admissions and managing those that are admitted more effectively is a major concern for both patients and health services. To generate evidence useful for improving services for direct patient benefit, this stu... Read More about Emergency admissions and subsequent inpatient care through an emergency oncology service at a tertiary cancer centre: service users’ experiences and views.

Interventions to improve the uptake of cervical cancer screening among lower socioeconomic groups: A systematic review (2017)
Journal Article
Rees, I., Jones, D., Chen, H., & Macleod, U. (2018). Interventions to improve the uptake of cervical cancer screening among lower socioeconomic groups: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 111, 323-335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.11.019

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. Screening can reduce both the incidence and mortality of the disease but is often not utilized by lower socioeconomic groups. A systematic review, including stu... Read More about Interventions to improve the uptake of cervical cancer screening among lower socioeconomic groups: A systematic review.

The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey (2017)
Journal Article
Chen, H., Currow, D. C., Dunn, L., Johnson, M. J., Macleod, U., & Allgar, V. (2018). The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey. Palliative medicine, 32(2), 357-365. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216317711825

Background: Previous work shows that more affluent patients with cancer are more likely to die at home, whereas those dying from non-cancer conditions are more likely to die in hospital. Family caregivers are an important factor in determining place... Read More about The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey.

A systematic review examining reducing unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer (2017)
Working Paper
Walabyeki, J., Macleod, U., Johnson, M., Dyson, J., Oliver, S., Allgar, V., …Hammond, T. A systematic review examining reducing unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer

Review question: 1. What interventions have been tested and have successfully reduced unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer? 2. What are the factors associated with unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer?

Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review (2015)
Journal Article
Chen, H., Nicolson, D. J., MacLeod, U., Allgar, V., Dalgliesh, C., & Johnson, M. (2016). Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review. Palliative medicine, 30(5), 434-445. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216315602590

© SAGE Publications. Background: Cancer patients in lower socioeconomic groups are significantly less likely to die at home and experience more barriers to access to palliative care. It is unclear whether receiving palliative care may mediate the eff... Read More about Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review.