What elderly cancer patients want to know? Differences among elderly and young patients

Annalisa Giacalone, Michela Blandino, Renato Talamini, Roberto Bortolus, Simon Spazzapan, Mariagrazia Valentini, Umberto Tirelli

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Abstract

The aims of our study were: (1) to evaluate the information needs of Italian elderly cancer patients (age ≥65 years), (2) to compare them with those of young patients (age 18-40 years). Between June 2004 and February 2005 we asked 122 elderly (mean age 72 years) and 52 young (mean age 33 years) cancer patients naive for treatment to fill in two self-administered questionnaires exploring their needs for information and their psychological distress. The needs for information of elderly patients differed significantly from those of the young patients (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-370
Number of pages6
JournalPsycho-Oncology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Distress
  • Elderly
  • Information need
  • Oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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