The impact of shared care on children with cancer:PATIENTS AND METHODS (part 1)

Names of potential focus group participants were forwarded to the investigators by local paediatricians. Eligible subjects were parents of children diagnosed with cancer in northwestern Ontario who were receiving or had completed treatment in Toronto or Hamilton. Although all five local paediatricians agreed to participate in identifying eligible families, all referrals came from three specialists who see the majority of local paediatric oncology patients.Seventeen families were contacted. Eighteen parents agreed to participate (six fathers, 12 mothers), representing 13 families. Eleven of the families lived in Thunder Bay while the remaining two drove one-way distances of 120 and 160 kilometres to take part in the study. Three 90 min focus groups were held and ranged in size from four to 10 participants. Each group was facilitated by an investigator who asked specific questions, facilitated participation and encouraged discussion among those present. Information concerning participants and their children is presented in Table 1. Your online shopping could cost you less and less time, you just need a reliable pharmacy to buy now levitra professional and be sure this one will always live up to your expectations.

TABLE 1: Focus group participants (18 participants representing 13 families of children with cancer)

Focus group participan ts Child’s disease Child’s age (years)
Father & mother ALL 5
Father AML 4
Mother ALL 4
Mother ALL 16
Father & mother Hodgkin’s 15
Mother ALL 6
Father & mother ALL 5
Mother Brain tumour 11
Mother Ewing’s sarcoma 7
Mother & father ALL 7
Mother ALL 16
Mother ALL 3
Mother & father ALL 7

 

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