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Article: Effective Management of Breathlessness in Advanced Cancer Patients with a Program-Based, Multidisciplinary Approach: The "SOB Program" in Hong Kong

TitleEffective Management of Breathlessness in Advanced Cancer Patients with a Program-Based, Multidisciplinary Approach: The "SOB Program" in Hong Kong
Authors
Keywordsbreathlessness
Palliative medicine
cancer
dyspnea
Issue Date2016
Citation
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2016, v. 51, n. 3, p. 623-627.e2 How to Cite?
Abstract© 2016 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Background Breathlessness is common in patients with advanced cancer. Using a multidisciplinary approach for relieving this challenging symptom was believed to be just a theory. The "SOB Program" was implemented in our institution in March 2013. Measures An audit of medical records before and after implementation of the "SOB Program" was performed to identify any changes in practice after implementation, specifically in the use of nonpharmacologic interventions. Intervention The "SOB Program" is a multidisciplinary service in our department, using both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for all patients with advanced cancer who have dyspnea. Outcomes There was a marked increase in the use of nonpharmacologic interventions after the "SOB Program" (26.86% preimplementation vs. 89.35% postimplementation). Patients joining the program also had satisfactory improvement in breathlessness. Conclusions/Lessons Learned A multidisciplinary approach for breathlessness control is both feasible and practical. Similar services can be promoted in other palliative care centers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/269741
ISSN
2017 Impact Factor: 3.249
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.514

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, WLW-
dc.contributor.authorNg, CW-
dc.contributor.authorLee, C-
dc.contributor.authorCheng, P-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, KW-
dc.contributor.authorSiu, WKS-
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KK-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, TW-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-30T01:49:27Z-
dc.date.available2019-04-30T01:49:27Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2016, v. 51, n. 3, p. 623-627.e2-
dc.identifier.issn0885-3924-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/269741-
dc.description.abstract© 2016 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Background Breathlessness is common in patients with advanced cancer. Using a multidisciplinary approach for relieving this challenging symptom was believed to be just a theory. The "SOB Program" was implemented in our institution in March 2013. Measures An audit of medical records before and after implementation of the "SOB Program" was performed to identify any changes in practice after implementation, specifically in the use of nonpharmacologic interventions. Intervention The "SOB Program" is a multidisciplinary service in our department, using both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for all patients with advanced cancer who have dyspnea. Outcomes There was a marked increase in the use of nonpharmacologic interventions after the "SOB Program" (26.86% preimplementation vs. 89.35% postimplementation). Patients joining the program also had satisfactory improvement in breathlessness. Conclusions/Lessons Learned A multidisciplinary approach for breathlessness control is both feasible and practical. Similar services can be promoted in other palliative care centers.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Pain and Symptom Management-
dc.subjectbreathlessness-
dc.subjectPalliative medicine-
dc.subjectcancer-
dc.subjectdyspnea-
dc.titleEffective Management of Breathlessness in Advanced Cancer Patients with a Program-Based, Multidisciplinary Approach: The "SOB Program" in Hong Kong-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.10.022-
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dc.identifier.volume51-
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