Forskning
Udskriv Udskriv
Switch language
Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
Udgivet

Oncology patients' experience of a routine surveillance CT examination: Relationships and communication

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

DOI

  1. A pilot study to determine the effect of radiographer training on radiostereometric analysis imaging technique

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. The effect of personalized versus standard patient protocols for radiostereometric analysis (RSA)

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. Design and evaluation of learning strategies for a group of radiographers in radiostereometric analysis (RSA)

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  1. Joint tobacco smoking and alcohol intake exacerbates cancer risk in women- the Danish nurse cohort

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. Exploring motivations, attitudes and experiences of oocyte donors: A qualitative study

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. Cost analysis in a randomized trial of early closure of a temporary ileostomy after rectal resection for cancer (EASY trial)

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  4. Utility of multiple rule out CT screening of high-risk atraumatic patients in an emergency department-a feasibility study

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  5. Quality of life in a randomized trial of early closure of temporary ileostomy after rectal resection for cancer (EASY trial)

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Vis graf over relationer

INTRODUCTION: The question of radiographers' capacity to establish short time relationships as well as decoding patients' needs and expectations simultaneously with performing high technological examination frequently arises in the clinical practice. Additionally, the constant focus on technology and the fact that radiographers work in high productive departments accentuates the issue. Patients' experiences with radiology seem to be a neglected area of research and may help to identify areas for improvement in this highly technological and productive field. The purpose of the study was to explore oncology patients' experiences of a routine surveillance CT examination and their need for relationships and communication with the radiographer as part of the CT examination.

METHODS: The study included patients diagnosed with cancer and in need of a CT examination as part of their course of treatment, and 21 semi-structured interviews were conducted. The interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Themes were constructed and narratively reported. To increase validity, the themes were identified, discussed and formulated by the author group.

RESULTS: Four themes were constructed based on the analysis: 1: The professional radiographer, 2. Disease and treatment, 3. The examination environment and 4: While waiting.

CONCLUSION: The lack of focus on radiographers' capacity to establish relations, to consider each patient as an individual human being and being able to show sincere interest and empathy were highlighted. Findings illuminated the patient's need for relationship and communication with the radiographer as part of a CT examination.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftRadiography (London, England : 1995)
Vol/bind25
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)308-313
Antal sider6
ISSN1078-8174
DOI
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2019

Bibliografisk note

Copyright © 2019 The College of Radiographers. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

ID: 59004164