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dc.contributor.authorYang, Yuan
dc.contributor.authorCameron, Josie
dc.contributor.authorHumphris, Gerry
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-10T23:34:21Z
dc.date.available2017-08-10T23:34:21Z
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.identifier244565795
dc.identifier7635d2fa-5807-4d07-8d77-666ffccfef0b
dc.identifier27419668
dc.identifier84992517644
dc.identifier000405228100003
dc.identifier.citationYang , Y , Cameron , J & Humphris , G 2017 , ' The relationship between cancer patient's fear of recurrence and radiotherapy : a systematic review and meta-analysis ' , Psycho-Oncology , vol. 26 , no. 6 , pp. 738-746 . https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4224en
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/11425
dc.descriptionThe authors are also grateful to the Breast Cancer Now for supporting this research (grant reference number 6873).en
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: This review aims to provide an overview of the current knowledge available on the nature and extent of the relationship between external-beam radiotherapy (RT) and fear of cancer recurrence (FoR). METHODS: PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched to identify relevant studies. Systematic review procedures were followed including a quality assessment. Meta-analysis of suitable studies was conducted. RESULTS: Twenty-five eligible studies were included in the systematic review and 15 of them were included in further meta-analysis. Meta-analysis of the available data confirmed a weak relationship between RT and FoR (15 studies, 9567 patients, overall r = 0.053, 95%, CI: 0.021-0.085, P = 0.001). Subgroup analysis based on cancer site (breast cancer versus other types of cancer) revealed that the correlation between RT and FoR was statistically significant in 'other cancer' group (P˂0.001) but was nonsignificant in 'breast cancer' group (P = 0.538). CONCLUSIONS: While meta-analysis reports a statistically significant association between cancer patient's FoR and the receipt of RT, these results should be interpreted with caution due to significant variability between studies. Further longitudinal studies should be conducted to address the trajectory of FoR over RT in greater detail. 
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPsycho-Oncologyen
dc.subjectRadiotherapyen
dc.subjectFear of recurrenceen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subjectOncologyen
dc.subjectMeta-analysisen
dc.subjectRC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)en
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.subject.lccRC0254en
dc.titleThe relationship between cancer patient's fear of recurrence and radiotherapy : a systematic review and meta-analysisen
dc.typeJournal itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child & Adolescent Health Policyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Health Psychologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.4224
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2017-08-10
dc.identifier.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pon.4224/full#footer-support-infoen


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