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EONS Poster diplay

5319 - EONS Poster - Development and implementation of national guidelines on lifestyle issues and cancer -Report from an on-going quality improvement project


22 Oct 2018


EONS Poster diplay


Survivorship;  Supportive and Palliative Care

Tumour Site


Katja Vuollet Karlsson


Annals of Oncology (2018) 29 (suppl_8): viii689-viii693. 10.1093/annonc/mdy341


K. Vuollet Karlsson1, C. Landegren2, B. Westman2

Author affiliations

  • 1 Regional Cancer Centre North., Norrlands universitetssjukhus, 90187 - Umea/SE
  • 2 Stockholms Läns Landsting, Regional Cancer Center Stockholm Gotland, 102 39 - Stockholm/SE


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Abstract 5319


Lifestyle habits such as tobacco use, alcohol consumption, insufficient physical activity, sun exposure and unhealthy eating habits are risk factors for cancer but also increase the risk of side-effects and poor outcome from cancer treatments. The Swedish Cancer Nursing Society initiated and developed a multi-professional project where they adapted the current national guidelines for lifestyle habits of preventing disease (by National Board of Health and Welfare), to the cancer context.


The project includes developing written guidelines for staff and an evidence-based educational program for cancer contact nurses (CNs). The CNs has a unique position to inform and support patients and their families on lifestyles changes. The education program (one full day training and one half day follow-up) started in May 2018 and includes lectures and case discussions that cover all cancer related lifestyle issues. It also includes systematic assessment and models for change. All Swedish CNs (approx. 1000) will be invited to participate.


A first evaluation of the program will be presented during EONS11 at ESMO 2018. Data will be collected via surveys and interviews with CNs and also from cancer care provider data sources (on what lifestyle interventions that have been delivered to patients).


The project will be on the way to implement evidence-based knowledge about lifestyle habits to CN.

Clinical trial identification

Legal entity responsible for the study

Swedish Nurses Oncological Associations.


Has not received any funding.

Editorial Acknowledgement



All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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