Educational intervention for patients with head and neck cancer in the discharge phase

Authors Rob de Leeuw , Thóra Hafsteinsdóttir , Claudia Gamel , Ingeborg van der Meulen
Published in European Journal of Oncology Nursing
Publication date 13 August 2012
Research groups Chronic Diseases
Type Article


The consequences of head and neck cancer (HNC) treatment have great impact on patients' lives. Despite the importance of preparing patients for the period after discharge, patients frequently experience a lack of information. Aims of the study were to develop a nurse-led educational intervention to provide information during a discharge interview and to investigate the effects of the intervention on informational needs and satisfaction with information in HNC patients.


Language English
Published in European Journal of Oncology Nursing
Year and volume 17 2
Key words kankerpatiënten, ontslag, informatievoorziening, verpleegkundigen
Page range 220-227

Chronic Diseases