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Linn, A. J., van der Goot, M. J., Brandes, K., van Weert, J. C. M., & Smit, E. G. (2019). Cancer Patients’ Needs for Support in Expressing Instrumental Concerns and Emotions. European Journal of Cancer Care, ecc.13138.

Abstract:
Introduction
The aim of our study was to provide an overview of intervention guidelines on how to address patients’ practical needs for support in expressing instrumental concerns and emotions regarding medical, psychosocial and practical topics.
Methods
Six focus groups of cancer patients and survivors (N = 39) were organised. An interview guide was created that consisted of three topics: (a) concerns, (b) needs for support, and (c) a Concern Prompt List. Using the framework method, the transcripts were coded and analysed in Atlas T.I.
Results
Patients prefer to receive practical and emotional support, help with preparation, prompts/cues, instructions on how to perform the behaviour (i.e., express their concerns or emotions), feedback, a different structure for the consultation and tailoring. Most of these techniques should preferably be delivered via interpersonal communication. Needs sometimes differ for instrumental concerns and emotions. Only some needs for support were exclusively related to instrumental concerns or emotions. The typical needs for support were not solely linked to the medical, psychosocial and practical topics.
Conclusion
Different needs to express instrumental concerns and emotions throughout the disease trajectory are categorised. These needs provide input for developing interventions to support concern expression.

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Teaching awards for PersCom lecturers

Five awards have been distributed by the College of Communication and the GraduateSchool of Communication to excellent lecturers of the program group Persuasive Communication during the department meeting on the 25th of June. Continue reading >>

Brandes, K., Van der Goot, M.J., Smit, E.G., Van Weert, J.C.M., & Linn, A.J. (2017). Understanding the interplay of cancer patients’ instrumental concerns and emotions. Patient Education and Counseling, 100, 839-845. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2017.02.002

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Brandes, K., & Van Weert, J.C.M. (2017). Implementing consultation audio-recordings and question prompt lists into routine cancer care: How can we address healthcare providers’ barriers? Patient Education and Counseling, 100, 1029-1030 (editorial). doi:10.1016/j.pec.2017.02.002

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Rodenbach, R. A., Brandes, K., Fiscella, K., Kravitz, R. L., Butow, P. N., Walczak, A., … Epstein, R. M. (2017). Promoting end-of-life discussions in advanced cancer: Effects of patient coaching and Question Prompt Lists. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 35(8), 842–851. doi:10.1200/jco.2016.68.5651

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Brandes, K., Linn, A.J., Smit, E.G., & Van Weert, J.C.M. (2016). Unraveling the determinants of cancer patients’ concern expression. Journal of Health Communication, 21(3), 327-336. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1080325

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Brandes, K., Linn, A. J., Butow, P. N., & Van Weert, J. C. M. (2015). The characteristics and effectiveness of Question Prompt List interventions in oncology: A systematic review of the literature. Psycho-Oncology, 24(3), 245-252. doi: 10.1002/pon.3637

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Brandes, K., Linn, A. J., Smit, E. G., & Van Weert, J. C. M. (2015). Patients’ reports of barriers to expressing concerns during cancer consultations. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(3), 317-322. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.11.021

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Rich, A., Brandes, K., Mullan, B., & Hagger, M.S. (2015). Theory of planned behavior and adherence in chronic illness: A meta-analysis. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38(4), 673-688. doi: 10.1007/s10865-015-9644-3

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Brandes, K., Butow, P. N., Tattersall, M. H. N., Clayton, J. M., Davidson, P. M., Young, J., … Walczak, A. (2014). Advanced cancer patients’ and caregivers’ use of a Question Prompt List. Patient Education and Counseling, 97(1), 30-37. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.06.010

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Brandes, K., & Mullan, B. (2014). Can the common-sense model predict adherence in chronically ill patients? A meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review, 8(2), 129-153. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2013.820986

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