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The Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Status (AKPS) scale: a revised scale for contemporary palliative care clinical practice [ISRCTN81117481]
Background : The Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) is a gold standard scale. The Thorne-modified KPS (TKPS) focuses on community-based care and has been shown to be more relevant to palliative care settings than the ...
Bereavement help-seeking following an 'expected' death: a cross-sectional randomised face-to-face population survey
Background : This study examines the prevalence and nature of bereavement help-seeking among the population who experienced an "expected" death in the five years before their survey response. Such whole population data ...
Facilitating needs based cancer care for people with a chronic disease: Evaluation of an intervention using a multi-centre interrupted time series design
Background Palliative care should be provided according to the individual needs of the patient, caregiver and family, so that the type and level of care provided, as well as the setting in which it is delivered, are ...
Development of a subject search filter to find information relevant to palliative care in the general medical literature
The study conﬁrmed that literature relevant to palliative care is difﬁcult to identify in general medical journals. While the ﬁlter developed in this research represents the best trade-off between sensitivity, speciﬁcity, ...