The effect of nurse-led telephone follow-up on anxiety in cancer patients: A systematic review

Date 28 June 2017
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Topics Gastrointestinal Cancers
Palliative and Supportive Care
Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer
Presenter Zeynep Ozer
Citation Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_3): iii13-iii136. 10.1093/annonc/mdx261
Authors Z. Ozer
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Abstract

The number of cancer patients has been continuously increasing due to early diagnosis and the developments in cancer treatment. At the same time, psychosocial problems due to diagnosis and treatment are also increasing. Anxiety is emphasized to be one of the most frequently observed psychological symptoms in cancer patients and nurse-led telephone follow-up can help reduce the anxiety of patients. This systematic review aimed to determine the effect of nurse-led telephone follow-up on anxiety in cancer patients.