Impact of an Interprofessional Primary Care Training on Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Many cancer survivors are receiving survivorship care in primary care settings, yet primary care providers report a need for additional training on addressing medical and psycho-social concerns of cancer survivors. This pilot study investigated the effectiveness of a novel training for interprofessional primary care providers on fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). The training was provided to 46 participants, of which 61% were GPs. This study demonstrated that a brief, on-site training is feasible in a range of primary care practices, well-received by participants, and achieved goals of improved knowledge, self-efficacy, and confidence to implement anticipated practice behavior changes. Future research should explore ways to broadly disseminate cancer survivorship and FCR education to primary care teams. Read the full article
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