Recommendation ID

Psychological support needs:- A qualitative study should be undertaken to evaluate information and support interventions to address psychological needs at different points in the care pathway for people with pancreatic cancer.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- People with pancreatic cancer often have unmet psychological support needs that impact on their quality of life. These can be related to anxiety and depression, and to the psychological impact of fatigue, pain, gastrointestinal symptoms (particularly changes to appetite) and nutritional status. There has been very little research into the information and support interventions that would meet these needs. Research would help identify effective information and support interventions that
would improve quality of life for people with pancreatic cancer and their family members or carers.
Outcomes of interest are:
- quality of life
- psychological wellbeing
- ability to carry out normal activities
- patient experience and patient-reported outcome measures.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Pancreatic cancer in adults: diagnosis and management
Date issued
February 2018

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 28/02/2018