Routine assessment of performance status during palliative chemotherapy when approaching end-of-life.

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Palliative chemotherapy treatment (PCT) offered late in the cancer disease trajectory may be problematic. It is not easy to accurately calculate whether the potential benefits will outweigh the side-effects. This study investigates whether routine use of the Performance Status in Palliative Chemotherapy questionnaire (PSPC) affects the proportions of patients receiving PCT during the last month of life, care utilization, and documentation routines. A secondary aim was to gather registered nurses' experiences of the PSPC in routine use.


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  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Nursing
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-271
JournalEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursing
Early online date2015 Nov 27
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch