International Journal of Cancer and Oncology
The Breast Cancer Specific Patient Concerns Inventory (PCI) as a means to Assist the Identification of Body Image Concerns in Routine Follow Up Clinics
- 1Specialty Registrar, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and St James Institute of Oncology, UK
- 2Evidence-Based Practice Research Centre [EPRC], Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK
- 3Department of Oncology, Honorary Consultant, St. James's Institute of Oncology, Leeds, UK
- 4Department of Health Research, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, UK
- 5Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Clinical Specialist in breast oncology, Breast Surgery Department, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
- 6Department of Head & Neck Surgery, Liverpool CR-UK Centre, Department of Molecular & Clinical Cancer Medicine, Duncan Building, Daulby Street, Liverpool, UK
- 7Evidence-Based Practice Research Centre [EPRC], Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk and Consultant Regional Maxillofacial Unit, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
Anastasios Kanatas, Specialty Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and St James Institute of Oncology, Leeds General Infirmary, LS1 3EX, UK, Tel: 00447956603118; E-mail: email@example.com
Kanatas, A., et al. The Breast Cancer Specific Patient Concerns Inventory [PCI] As a Means to Assist the Identification of Body Image Concerns in Routine Follow Up Clinics. (2014) J Cancer Oncol 1(1): 6- 15.
© 2014 Kanatas, A. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsPatient concerns inventory; Body image; Breast cancer; Quality of life
Introduction: The aim of this work is to assess the role of the breast cancer [BC] specific Patient Concerns Inventory [PCI] in the identification of body image concerns in breast cancer patients.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey, using the BC specific PCI with an established breast cancer HRQOL measure [EORTC C30 with BR23].
Results: Survey responses were obtained from 80% [200/249] of participants. There was significant correlation between the number of body image related items selected and the number of PCI items selected in other PCI domains, the total number of other PCI items selected and the total number of health professionals selected.
Conclusions: The breast cancer specific PCI can be use as a screening tool for body image as well as for a range of other issues in order to identify a subgroup of patients that would benefit from focus interventions.