Sociodemographic, Medical, and Psychosocial Factors Associated With Supportive Care Needs in Adults Diagnosed With Uveal Melanoma

Sociodemographic, Medical, and Psychosocial Factors Associated With Supportive Care Needs in... Key PointsQuestionWhat are the needs of patients with newly diagnosed uveal melanoma, and what sociodemographic, medical, and psychosocial factors assessed prior to cancer diagnosis are associated with unmet need severity after diagnosis among this patient group? FindingsThis survey study demonstrated that nearly all patients endorsed at least 1 unmet need at 1 week after diagnosis, and while need severity decreased within 3 months, most patients continued to report important unmet needs. Neuroticism, instrumental social support, and social network size as assessed before diagnosis were associated with unmet need severity more than sociodemographic and medical characteristics. MeaningSocial support and neuroticism prior to diagnosis could be assessed to identify patients for proactive supportive intervention. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Sociodemographic, Medical, and Psychosocial Factors Associated With Supportive Care Needs in Adults Diagnosed With Uveal Melanoma

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6165
eISSN
2168-6173
D.O.I.
10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.0019
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionWhat are the needs of patients with newly diagnosed uveal melanoma, and what sociodemographic, medical, and psychosocial factors assessed prior to cancer diagnosis are associated with unmet need severity after diagnosis among this patient group? FindingsThis survey study demonstrated that nearly all patients endorsed at least 1 unmet need at 1 week after diagnosis, and while need severity decreased within 3 months, most patients continued to report important unmet needs. Neuroticism, instrumental social support, and social network size as assessed before diagnosis were associated with unmet need severity more than sociodemographic and medical characteristics. MeaningSocial support and neuroticism prior to diagnosis could be assessed to identify patients for proactive supportive intervention.

Journal

JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 22, 2018

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