Key MYCaW® publications to date:

Polley MJ, Barker RE, Collaco NB, Cam C, Appleton J, Seers HE. Developing a framework of concerns from people living with frailty, for the Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW) person-centred outcome measure. BMJ Open Qual. 2024 Jan 31;13(1):e002689. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2023-002689.

Rosenberg J, Oggesen BT, Polley M, Seers H, Mekhael M, Juul T, Hamberg ML, Danielsen AK. Danish translation and qualitative validation of the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile and the Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing. Dan Med J. 2022 Feb 23;69(3):A12210895. PMID: 35244018. Available

Schwarze ML, Buffington A, Tucholka JL, et al. Effectiveness of a Question Prompt List Intervention for Older Patients Considering Major Surgery: A Multisite Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. 2019 Oct 30;155(1):6–13. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.3778

Ijaz N, Rioux J, Elder C, Weeks J. Whole Systems Research Methods in Health Care: A Scoping Review. J Altern Complement Med2019;25(S1):S21-S51. doi:10.1089/acm.2018.0499

Polley M, Seers H and Fixsen A (2019). Evaluation Report of the Social Prescribing Demonstrator Site in Shropshire – Final Report.  University of Westminster, London. Available.

Frostick C, Bertotti M. Social prescribing in general practice. Br J Gen Pract. 2019;69(688):538-539.d 2019 Oct 31. doi: 10.3399/bjgp19X706157

Seely D, & Ennis J. Whole person integrative cancer care in action - an overview of its implementation and patient related outcomes. International Journal of Whole Person Care20185(1).

Jolliffe RC, Durrant JR, Seers HE, Churchward SF, Griffiths M, Naidoo M, Ben-Arye E, Polley MJ, Zollman C. Impact of Penny Brohn UK's Living Well Course on Informal Caregivers of People with Cancer. J Altern Complement Med2018 Sep/Oct;24(9-10):974-980. doi 10.1089/acm.2018.0195

Jolliffe R, Collaco N, Seers H, Farrell C, Sawkins MJ, Polley MJ. Development of Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing for informal caregivers of people with cancer-a multicentred study. Support Care Cancer2019 doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4422-8

Bromley-By-Bow Centre. Tower Hamlets Social Prescribing Report,2018Available

Lopez G, McQuade J, Cohen L, Williams JT, Spelman AR, Fellman B, Li Y, Bruera E, Lee RT. Integrative Oncology Physician Consultations at a Comprehensive Cancer Center: Analysis of Demographic, Clinical and Patient Reported Outcomes. J Cancer. 2017 Feb 10;8(3):395-402. doi:10.7150/jca.17506

Polley MJ, Jolliffe R, Boxell E, Zollman C, Jackson S, Seers H. Using a Whole Person Approach to Support People with Cancer: A Longitudinal, Mixed-Methods Service Evaluation. Integr Cancer Ther2016 Dec;15(4):435-445.

Ben-Arye E  Aharonson ML, Schiff E and Samuels N. Alleviating gastro-intestinal symptoms and concerns by integrating patient-tailored complementary medicine in supportive cancer care. Clinical Nutrition 2015 34(6) 1215-1223.

Jolliffe R, Seers H, Jackson S, Caro E, Weeks L, Polley MJ. The responsiveness, content validity, and convergent validity of the Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW) patient-reported outcome measure. Integr Cancer  Ther2015 Jan;14(1):2634.

Seely D, Weeks L, Flower G, Young S, Pitman A, & Cordell R. Whole Person Care at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre. International Journal of Whole Person Care2014 1(1).

Polley M, Jolliffe R, Jackson S, Boxell E, Seers H. Penny Brohn Cancer Care: Service Evaluation of 'Living Well with the Impact of Cancer' Courses, Penny Brohn Cancer Care, University of Westminster, 2013Available

Briscoe J, Browne N Effects of complementary therapies in cancer care. Nursing Times; 2013 109: 41, 18-20. Available

Ryan AM, Kutob RM, Suther E, Hansen M, Sandel M. Pilot study of impact of medical-legal partnership services on patients' perceived stress and wellbeing. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov;23(4):1536-46. doi:10.1353/hpu.2012.0179.

Ben-Arye E, Steiner M, Karkabi K, Shalom T, Levy L, Popper-Giveon A, Schiff E. Barriers to integration of traditional and complementary medicine in supportive cancer care of Arab patients in northern Israel. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:401867.

Selman LE, Williams J, Simms V. A mixed-methods evaluation of complementary therapy services in palliative care: yoga and dance therapy. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2012 Jan;21(1):87-97.

Harrington JE, Baker BS, Hoffman CJ. Effect of an integrated support programme on the concerns and wellbeing of women with breast cancer: a national service evaluation. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2012 Feb;18(1):10-5.

Frenkel M, Cohen L, Peterson N, Palmer JL, Swint K, Bruera E. Integrative medicine consultation service in a comprehensive cancer center: findings and outcomes. Integr Cancer Ther. 2010 Sep;9(3):276-83.

Seers HE, Gale N, Paterson C, Cooke HJ, Tuffrey V, Polley MJ. Individualised and complex experiences of integrative cancer support care: combining qualitative and quantitative data. Support Care Cancer2009 Sep;17(9):1159-67.

Polley MJSeers HE, Cooke HJ, Hoffman C, Paterson C. How to summarise and report written qualitative data from patients: a method for use in cancer support care. Support Care Cancer2007 Aug;15(8):963-71.

Paterson C, Thomas K, Manasse A, Cooke H, Peace G. Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW®): an individualised questionnaire for evaluating outcome in cancer support care that includes complementary therapies. Complement Ther Med2007 Mar;15(1):38-45.

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