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Research project: Change in management from clinic to home: Acceptability and barriers to successful implementation. A qualitative exploration of intravenous and oral bisphosphonates in metastatic breast cancer - Dormant - Dormant

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Women with metastatic breast cancer frequently suffer with debilitating bone metastases. These can be successfully treated with bisphosphonates, which can be administered orally at home or intravenously in the hospital. This study is to explore through interviews with the women which form of treatment is most acceptable to them.

This project sets out to explore experiences of receiving intravenous bisphosphonates in clinic or via oral delivery at home. The acceptability of each intervention will be explored, based on patients' attitudes and experiences.


Qualitative interview study using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

Main outcomes

The impact of change in service delivery on patients and their families. Identifying barriers to successful rollout of a cost effective intervention.

Project team

Dr Annmarie Nelson of Wales Cancer Trials Unit,  Dr Jenny Morris of Plymouth University (co-investigator), Dr Deborah Fenlon (Health Sciences)

Project funder

Wales Cancer Trials Unit 2009

Related research groups

Complex Healthcare Processes
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