Survivorship care planning after participation in communication skills training intervention for a consultation about lymphoma survivorship Journal Article


Authors: Banerjee, S. C.; Matasar, M. J.; Bylund, C. L.; Horwitz, S.; Mc Larney, K.; Levin, T.; Jacobsen, P. B.; Parker, P.; Astrow, A.; Kissane, D. W.
Article Title: Survivorship care planning after participation in communication skills training intervention for a consultation about lymphoma survivorship
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. © 2015, Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Keywords: cancer survival; controlled study; patient assessment; cancer survivor; specialization; intervention study; medical education; lymphoma; long term care; physician; communication skills training; communication skill; consultation; patient care planning; self-efficacy; course evaluation; workshop; oncologist; survivorship care plan; conversation; social participation; human; male; female; priority journal; article; standardized patient assessments
Journal Title: Translational Behavioral Medicine
Volume: 5
Issue: 4
ISSN: 1869-6716
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2015-12-01
Start Page: 393
End Page: 400
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/s13142-015-0326-z
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC4656222
PUBMED: 26622912
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 7 January 2016 -- 393 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Steven M Horwitz
    343 Horwitz
  2. Tomer T Levin
    58 Levin
  3. David W Kissane
    160 Kissane
  4. Matthew J Matasar
    116 Matasar
  5. Kara Ann Franco
    5 Franco