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Oncology rehabilitation outcomes over time: a mixed-methods approach.

Predeger EJ, O'Malley M, Hendrix T, Parker NM.

Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 Mar 1;41(2):E56-63. 

Editors' comments:Dr. Martin Chasen

An outpatient oncology rehabilitation program housed in an urban, hospital-based comprehensive cancer center in Alaska. Patients who had completed a 10-week oncology rehabilitation program. Participants completed a mailed, 28-item retrospective survey to collect perceived activity level recalled at various points in time. Open-ended questions elicited narrative comments about motivators and barriers. The Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) SF-36® was completed before and after the program.Program motivators were effective in helping cancer survivors maintain some increased activity and retain positive perceptions well after the completion of the program.