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Table 4 Highest ranked ten supportive care needs identified at Moderate or High Level

From: The supportive care needs of women experiencing gynaecological cancer: a Western Australian cross-sectional study

Priority Issue No need Low Mod High Mod+High (n) Mod+High(%)
1 Being informed about your test results as soon as feasible 100 55 61 127 188 54.81
2 Fears about the cancer spreading 72 87 98 86 184 53.64
3 Being treated like a person not just another case 122 43 68 110 178 51.89
4 Being informed about cancer which is under control or diminishing (that is, remission) 109 60 61 113 174 50.73
5 Being adequately informed about the benefits and side-effects of treatments before you choose to have them 115 57 69 102 171 49.85
6 Being treated in a hospital or clinic that is as physically pleasant as possible 118 58 70 97 167 48.69
7 Being informed about things you can do to help yourself to get well 125 53 76 89 165 48.10
8 Hospital staff acknowledging, and showing sensitivity to, your feelings and emotional needs 124 59 65 95 160 46.65
9 Being given explanation of those tests for which you would like explanations 109 75 76 83 159 46.35
10 Having one member of hospital staff with whom you can talk about all aspects of your condition, treatment and follow-up 132 57 66 88 154 44.90