Survivorship care planning after participation in communiction skills training intervention for a consultation about lymphoma survivorship

Smita C Banerjee, Matthew J Matasar, Carma L Bylund, Steven Michael Horwitz, Kara McLarney, Tomer Levin, Paul B Jacobsen, Patricia A Parker, Alan Astrow, David Kissane

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Abstract

A survivorship care plan refers to a written summary of the treatment received and recommendations regarding surveillance and management of late effects. To provide evaluation of a communication skills training (CST) intervention to enhance the transition of lymphoma survivors to cancer survivorship. Nineteen oncologists specializing in lymphoma treatment were recruited and completed a survivorship CST workshop, and two standardized patient assessments (SPAs), one pretraining and one posttraining. Significant improvements in SPA scores were observed in six of the seven SPA assessment categories: use of survivorship care plan, review of disease and treatment details, long-term effects, potential late effects, specific physician recommendations, and additional health maintenance recommendations. The intervention had significant effects on physicians? uptake of new strategies and skills, as measured through pre- and posttraining SPAs, as well as on the physicians? self-efficacy about having these conversations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393 - 400
Number of pages8
JournalTranslational Behavioral Medicine
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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