Systematic Review on Prostate Cancer Survivorship
A systematic review relating to literature on the survivorship programmes for men potentially cured of prostate cancer was conducted. The search strategy aimed to identify all references related to prostate cancer survivorship programme components AND survivorship. Search terms used were as follows: (Prostate cancer OR prostate neoplasms) AND (survivorship OR survivor*) OR (support care OR diet therapy OR exercise OR communication) AND (post therapy OR post treatment) (Fig. 78.1). The selection criteria specified papers must be related to primary research only. All secondary research apart from meta-analyses, were excluded. The following databases were screened from 1984 to December 2013: CINAHL and MEDLINE (NHS Evidence), Cochrane, AMed, BNI, EMBASE, Health Business Elite, HMIC, PschINFO. In addition, searches using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and keywords were conducted using Cochrane databases. Primary research only was included in the systematic review. Two UK-based experts were consulted in Survivorship care to identify additional studies.
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