Development of the Lymphoedema Genito-Urinary Cancer Questionnaire

Noble-Jones, R. , Fitzpatrick, B., Sneddon, M. C., Hendry, D. S. and Leung, H. Y., (2014) Development of the Lymphoedema Genito-Urinary Cancer Questionnaire. British Journal of Nursing, 23(S18), pp. 14-19. (doi:10.12968/bjon.2014.23.Sup18.S14)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop a patient self-report tool to detect symptoms of genital and lower limb lymphoedema in male survivors of genitourinary cancer. The study incorporated the views of patients and subject specialists (lymphoedema and urology) in the design of a patient questionnaire based on the literature. Views on comprehensiveness, relevance of content, ease of understanding and perceived acceptability to patients were collated. The findings informed the development of the next iteration of the questionnaire. The overall view of participants was that the development and application of such a tool was of great clinical value and the Lymphoedema Genito- Urinary Cancer Questionnaire (LGUCQ) has significant potential for further development as a research tool to inform prevalence of this under-reported condition.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Leung, Professor Hing and Noble-Jones, Dr Rhian and Fitzpatrick, Dr Bridie and Hendry, Prof David and Sneddon, Mrs Margaret
Authors: Noble-Jones, R., Fitzpatrick, B., Sneddon, M. C., Hendry, D. S., and Leung, H. Y.,
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:British Journal of Nursing
Publisher:Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN:0966-0461
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Mark Allen Healthcare
First Published:First published in British Journal of Nursing 23(S18):14-19
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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