Nurse-led telephone notification of a prostate cancer diagnosis: Prospective analysis of men's preferences for and experiences of a same-day assessment and diagnostic clinic

Cynthia Hawks, Pravin Viswambaram, Claire Cloney, Erica Botha, Matthew Brown, Suzanne Chambers, Catherine Paterson, Dickon Hayne

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Abstract

Objective: The ‘One Stop Prostate Clinic’ (OSPC) was a same-day prostate cancer assessment and/or diagnostic clinic. Preferences and experiences of men who received initial telephone notification of their prostate biopsy results (cancer or benign) by the OSPC Clinical Nurse (CN) are reported. Methods: Prospective mixed methods study using survey instrument and thematic analysis of OSPC preferences and experiences. Results: One thousand men attended the OSPC between August 2011 and November 2017, 876 underwent prostate biopsies; 790/876 (90%) men consented to telephone notification of biopsy results, 5/876 (1%) declined and 79/876 (9%) were ineligible/not contacted. 220/403 men (55%) returned the OSPC questionnaire; 135/220 (61%) men received a cancer diagnosis, 119/132 (90%) would choose this method again and 7/132 (5.5%) would not and 6/132 (4.5%) were unsure; 94/135 (70%) reported no disadvantages with this notification method. Overall satisfaction rate with the OSPC was 96% (209/218) men. Conclusion: Initial telephone notification of prostate biopsy results by the OSPC CN was preferred by the vast majority of eligible men. Many men with a cancer diagnosis did not experience any disadvantages. This method of results delivery can be incorporated by other tumour groups.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere13493
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
Volume30
Issue number6
Early online date2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

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