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Table 1 Top three concerns determined by the needs assessment (N = 280)

From: A train the trainer program for healthcare professionals tasked with providing psychosocial support to breast cancer survivors

Domains Problemsa N (%)
Fear of recurrence Fear of recurrence or metastasis 244 (87.1)
Fear of second cancer 241 (86.1)
Fear of regular surveillance 216 (77.1)
Physical and psychological symptoms Physical fatigue 235 (83.9)
Loss of memory 218 (77.9)
Psychological distress 204 (72.9)
Family and society Worrying about children’s cancer risk 188 (67.1)
Feeling sorry for the family 175 (62.5)
Difficulties with sexual life 155 (55.4)
Work place Decreased work abilities 174 (62.1)
Reluctance to disclose cancer to others 156 (55.7)
Stigma toward cancer survivors 128 (45.7)
Life planning Difficulty keeping healthy lifestyles 181 (64.6)
Difficulty planning for the future 146 (52.1)
Difficulty accomplishing daily activities 146 (52.1)
  1. aOrder by rank