HEALTH / WELL-BEING

Military veteran cancer survivors’ preferences for a program to address lifestyle change and psychosocial wellness following treatment

Article

This study aimed to understand military veteran cancer survivors’ preferences regarding the delivery of post-treatment wellness services.  All service delivery programs had strengths, with clinic-based programs offering the greatest breadth of services deemed important for wellness by cancer survivors.

Abstract

This study aimed to understand military veteran cancer survivors’ preferences regarding the delivery of post-treatment wellness services. Thirty-three military veteran cancer survivors were interviewed about their perceptions of three models of health service delivery (home-, primary care-, and oncology-based services). Conventional qualitative content analysis revealed strengths and weaknesses of each service delivery model's content and structure (e.g., program location, inclusion of emotional support, access to clinical experts). All service delivery programs had strengths, with clinic-based programs offering the greatest breadth of services deemed important for wellness by cancer survivors.

Full Reference

Beehler, G.P., Novi, J., Kiviniemi, M.T., Steinbrenner, L., 2017. Military veteran cancer survivors’ preferences for a program to address lifestyle change and psychosocial wellness following treatment. Journal of Psychological Oncology, 35(2), pp.111-127.