Objectives: To assess patients' perceptions of physician, nurse, and care organization quality of care and services received during hospitalization with or without a sub-specialized setting in gynaecological oncology. Study design: Consecutive patients affected by gynaecologic cancer, referred to the Division of Gynaecology of University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome to underwent to surgery (surgical ward) or to chemotherapy (medical ward) from January 2010 to April 2014, were enrolled. Eligible subjects were divided into two groups: Group A: standard unit care, consisting of doctors and nurses without a specific training and Group B: Expert unit care, consisting of doctors and nurses with specific training in gynecologic oncology. Patients were asked to complete the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Cancer Module (QLQ-C30) and the Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (IN-PATSAT32). Results: The sample (n = 150) is organized into two groups: 78 patients (Group A) and 72 patients (Group B). Analysing the results of IN-PATSAT32, comparing Group A versus Group B, we find statistically significant difference considering doctors' information provision (items 7-9) (p = 0.0470), nurses' technical skills (items 12-14) (p = 0.0369) and nurses' information provision (items 18-20) (p = 0.0089) and general satisfaction (item 32) (p = 0.0214). Conclusions: This study highlights the potential benefits specialty training for doctors and nurses that work in an oncologic ward (surgical or medical). In fact, the necessity for a separate sub-specialty in gynaecological oncology and a distinct training programme may be the key to achieve the higher satisfaction in this setting of patients. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

The impact of gynecologic oncology training in the management of cancer patients: is it really necessary? A prospective cohort study

Plotti F;Terranova C;Angioli R
2015-01-01

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Objectives: To assess patients' perceptions of physician, nurse, and care organization quality of care and services received during hospitalization with or without a sub-specialized setting in gynaecological oncology. Study design: Consecutive patients affected by gynaecologic cancer, referred to the Division of Gynaecology of University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome to underwent to surgery (surgical ward) or to chemotherapy (medical ward) from January 2010 to April 2014, were enrolled. Eligible subjects were divided into two groups: Group A: standard unit care, consisting of doctors and nurses without a specific training and Group B: Expert unit care, consisting of doctors and nurses with specific training in gynecologic oncology. Patients were asked to complete the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Cancer Module (QLQ-C30) and the Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (IN-PATSAT32). Results: The sample (n = 150) is organized into two groups: 78 patients (Group A) and 72 patients (Group B). Analysing the results of IN-PATSAT32, comparing Group A versus Group B, we find statistically significant difference considering doctors' information provision (items 7-9) (p = 0.0470), nurses' technical skills (items 12-14) (p = 0.0369) and nurses' information provision (items 18-20) (p = 0.0089) and general satisfaction (item 32) (p = 0.0214). Conclusions: This study highlights the potential benefits specialty training for doctors and nurses that work in an oncologic ward (surgical or medical). In fact, the necessity for a separate sub-specialty in gynaecological oncology and a distinct training programme may be the key to achieve the higher satisfaction in this setting of patients. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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