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TitleTelephone follow-up of patients after radical prostatectomy : a systematic review
Author(s)Mata, Luciana Regina Ferreira da
Silva, Ana Cristina da
Pereira, M. Graça
Carvalho, Emília Campos de
KeywordsProstatectomy
Health education
Telephone
Patient discharge
Issue dateApr-2014
PublisherUniversidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto
JournalRevista latino-americana de enfermagem
Abstract(s)Objective: to assess and summarize the best scientific evidence from randomized controlled clinical trials about telephone follow-up of patients after radical prostatectomy, based on information about how the phone calls are made and the clinical and psychological effects for the individuals who received this intervention. Method: the search was undertaken in the electronic databases Medline, Web of Science, Embase, Cinahl, Lilacs and Cochrane. Among the 368 references found, five were selected. Results: two studies tested interventions focused on psychological support and three tested interventions focused on the physical effects of treatment. The psychoeducative intervention to manage the uncertainty about the disease and the treatment revealed statistically significant evidences and reduced the level of uncertainty and anguish it causes. Conclusion: the beneficial effects of telephone follow-up could be determined, as a useful tool for the monitoring of post-prostatectomy patients.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/31185
DOI10.1590/0104-1169.3314.2421
ISSN0104-1169
1518-8345
Publisher versionwww.eerp.usp.br/rlae
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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