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    A systematic review of the factors associated with regret post-cancer treatment

    Szproch, Aleksandra and Maguire, Rebecca (2022) A systematic review of the factors associated with regret post-cancer treatment. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 40 (1). pp. 1-25. ISSN 0734-7332

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    Problem identification: Expanding on previous work in specific cancer populations, this review aimed to explore factors associated with decisional regret following treatment for a range of cancer types. Literature search: A systematic search of four databases identified 1747 studies, using search terms relating to cancer survivors and decisional regret. Following quality appraisal, correlates of regret were abstracted and analyzed using narrative synthesis. Data evaluation/synthesis: Seventy-two studies met the inclusion criteria. Factors associated with treatment regret were categorized as being either modifiable or less modifiable. Regret was associated with various sociodemographic factors, physical health, treatment type, an unsatisfactory decision-making process, poorer mental health and lack of social support. Conclusion: Results highlight the complex nature of regret and illustrate how this can be experienced following a range of cancer treatments. As regret can be an obstacle to full recovery from cancer, this review suggests some ways in which the emergence of regret may be mitigated.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: cancer patients; decision making; oncology; regret; survivors; treatment;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Human Health Institute
    Item ID: 16378
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    Depositing User: Rebecca Maguire
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 14:49
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
    Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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