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The impact of waiting time on satisfaction, experiences, and preferences from metastatic non-small cell lung cancer patient’s perspective, including a waiting time analysis (WTA) for PD-L1+ NSCLC patients participating in immunotherapy trials

Spoolder, C.A.M. (2015) The impact of waiting time on satisfaction, experiences, and preferences from metastatic non-small cell lung cancer patient’s perspective, including a waiting time analysis (WTA) for PD-L1+ NSCLC patients participating in immunotherapy trials.

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Abstract:Introduction: Currently, NSCLC patients are only being treated with immunotherapy in clinical trials, where the biomarker PD-L1 is used to select patients. Waiting time before the start of treatment with immunotherapy appeared to be long for unknown reasons in comparison with regular treatment methods as chemotherapy, or targeted therapy. Besides, it is unknown what the impact of waiting time on patients could be. Objectives: 1) Analysis of waiting time among NSCLC patients tested for PD-L1, and treated with immunotherapy in clinical trials in the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). 2) Analysis of patient satisfaction, experiences, and preferences among NSCLC patients who have been treated with immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and chemotherapy in the NKI. Study design: Retrospective descriptive exploratory study. Conclusion: internal procedures (especially preparation time) were the most time consuming processes. The study results suggested waiting time had no significant influence on satisfaction, experiences and preferences of NSCLC patients.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
The Netherlands Cancer Insititute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67956
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