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Katayama, Hideki Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Okayama University Hospital
Tabata, Masahiro Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Okayama University Hospital Kaken ID researchmap
Kubo, Toshio Department of Allergy and Respiratory Medicine, Okayama University Hospital
Kiura, Katsuyuki Department of Allergy and Respiratory Medicine, Okayama University Hospital
Matsuoka, Junji Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Okayama University Hospital Kaken ID researchmap
Maeda, Yoshinobu Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Okayama University Hospital Kaken ID researchmap
Abstract
Background
Advanced cancer therapeutics have improved patient survival, leading to an increase in the number of patients who require long-term outpatient chemotherapy. However, the available schedule options for chemotherapy are generally limited to traditional business hours.
Method
In 2017, we surveyed 721 patients with cancer in Okayama, Japan, regarding their preferences for evening and weekend (Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday) chemotherapy appointments.
Results
A preference for evening and weekend appointment options was indicated by 37% of the respondents. Patients who requested weekend chemotherapy were younger, female, with no spouse or partner, living alone, employed, and currently receiving treatment. Among these factors, age and employment status were significantly associated with a preference for weekend chemotherapy, according to multivariate analysis.
Conclusion
Our findings reveal a demand for evening and weekend outpatient chemotherapy, especially among young, employed patients.
Keywords
Weekend chemotherapy
Outpatient
Social burden
Cancer patient
Published Date
2020-07-04
Publication Title
Supportive Care in Cancer
Volume
volume29
Publisher
Springer
Start Page
1287
End Page
1297
ISSN
0941-4355
NCID
AA10996793
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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岡山大学
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isVersionOf https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-020-05575-x
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/