Scottish cancer patient experience survey 2015-2016: exploring differences in patient experiences

Additional survey analysis which examines the relationship between the self-reported experiences of service users and a range of factors.

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Time Since First Treatment

The length of time since the respondent’s first treatment was a factor for only 2 out of the 47 questions analysed. Compared to people whose first treatment was a year or more ago, those whose first treatment was less than a year ago were:

  • more positive when asked whether, during their hospital visit, they found someone on the hospital staff to talk to about their worries or fears;
  • more negative when asked whether, once they started radiotherapy treatment, they were given enough information about whether their radiotherapy was working in a way they could understand.


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