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Table 2 General practice needs in cancer patients

From: Health care needs of cancer survivors in general practice: a systematic review

Type of need Nr. of studies reporting this need* Studies
Psychosocial needs (total) 12  
  Support 7 [2325, 29, 31, 32, 34]
  Discussing psychosocial impact of cancer 6 [23, 25, 29, 34, 36, 37]
  Talking about difficulties in relationships 4 [23, 28, 29, 36]
  Other subtopics 4 [24, 25, 27, 30]
Need for medical issues (total) 11  
  Non-cancer-related medical problems 7 [25, 26, 30, 32, 3537]
  (Late) treatment effects 4 [28, 29, 34, 37]
  Other subtopics 5 [24, 26, 29, 35, 36]
Informational needs (total) 8  
  Answering questions/general information 6 [24, 25, 30, 31, 34, 37]
  Long-term effects/management 3 [24, 30, 34]
  Peer support groups 3 [24, 29, 33]
  Other subtopics 2 [24, 29]
Need for proactive contact (total) 4  
  Proactive contact from general practitioner 3 [24, 29, 37]
  Designated appointment 2 [24, 28]
  Encouragement to contact the PCP with questions 1 [29]
Other needs (total) 8  
  Financial and practical issues 4 [24, 25, 28, 29]
  Referrals to specialists 4 [25, 32, 34, 37]
  Care for caregivers and family 4 [27, 29, 32, 37]
  Other subtopics 1 [34]
  1. *Subthemes were only listed when they were mentioned in at least one third of the studies that discussed the main theme. For ‘total’, studies that discuss the smaller subtopics not listed in the table, are also included.
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