Lived experiences and quality of life after gynaecological cancer – an integrative review

ConclusionYears after gynaecological cancer women have to deal with fundamental changes and challenges concerning their physical, mental and psychosocial wellbeing. Future research should focus on how follow ‐up programs can be organized to target the multidimensional aspects of women's QoL. Research collaboration across Nordic countries on rehabilitation needs and intervention is timely and welcomed.Relevance to clinical practiceTo ensure that all aspects of cancer rehabilitation are being addressed, we suggest that the individual woman is offered an active role in her follow ‐up.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research

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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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