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Table 5 Top five perceived factors that impedes quality survivorship care

From: Oncology practitioners’ perspectives and practice patterns of post-treatment cancer survivorship care in the Asia-Pacific region: results from the STEP study

  Australia Hong Kong China Japan South Korea Thailand Singapore India Myanmar Philippines HICs LMICs
N= 138 100 317 208 100 200 147 103 110 52 693 782
Individual/Professional Level
 Don’t know what survivorship care is             
 Lack time      1 1
 Lack knowledge/ skills            2  
 Don’t know where the patient is at in their disease trajectory             
 Communication barriers between you and the patient            
 Communication barriers between you and the family members            
 Family members lack of interest  
Organisational Level
 Survivorship care is not a priority for my organisation             
 Lack an appropriate physical location (e.g. a quiet room)           4
 No end of treatment consultation dedicated to survivorship care in my organisation          5 2
 Lack of evidence-based practice guidelines informing survivorship care          3
 Lack of dedicated educational resources for patients    4 5
 Lack of dedicated educational resources for family members         3  
  1. Note. - Top five factors that impedes quality survivorship care (only the items that received at least one top five rating were included); HICs high income countries; LMICs low– and middle- income countries