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Title:    CANCER REHABILITATION IN SOUTHERN EUROPE: AN OVERVIEW

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Abstract:

In oncology, the increasing efficacy of the therapies and the increasing adherence to the screening programs for the early diagnosis have greatly improved the prognosis of the tumors, determining the progressive and constant reduction of mortality and the gradual increase in the number of people in remission and with a previous cancer history (cancer survivors). The new Oncology challenge, therefore, consists in guaranteeing the best survival and quality of life for these people, answering to their health needs, promoting research and preservation of physical and psycho-social wellbeing, rehabilitating the impaired functions, accompanying the patient in the active and productive reassignment of pre- illness social roles (working, family...).

This paper will describe the state of the art of oncological rehabilitation in the countries of southern Europe (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey). The source consists of institutional web sites and international English language literature accessible through the PubMED and Scopus databases.

The mapping of cancer rehabilitation care resources in South Europe shows that the provision of rehabilitative services is quite not homogeneous depending on whether or not a country and its cancer control strategy consider rehabilitation as an element or just an option in the multidisciplinary cancer care path. Moreover, he cultural, linguistic, economic heterogeneity of the countries included in this macro-geographical area should not be overlooked.

 

Key words: 

Neoplasm, Oncology, Rehabilitation, Southern Europe


Review Schedule

Editor's request 28-09-2018

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1) Does this paper present new ideas or results that have not been previously published? 2) Is the research presented in the article new or build upon existing research? 3) Does the article point out differences from related research?
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Does the article make a considerable contribution to the oncology field?
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1) Does the title clearly express the content of the article? Is 2) Is the abstract sufficiently informative and provides a good perspective on the final message of the aricle?
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1) Are the methods used clearly explained? 2) Are they a recognized approach? 3) Are the data and statistics used reliable?
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1) Are they clearly presented? 2) Do they avoid misinterpretation? 3) Do they sufficiently avoid assumptions and speculations?
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1) Do they reflect the latest research in the area? 2) Are they correctly indicated in article? 3) Are they correctly formatted according to the author guidelines?
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1) Are the tables correctly name and numbered? 2) Are the data presented in the table correctly interpreted in the article?
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1) Are the figures correctly named and numbered? 2) Do they properly illustrate what is discussed in the article? 3) Are they correctly interpreted in the article?
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1) Is the article clearly written?
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1) Does the article fit the guidelines for the section as outlined in the instructions to authors?
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Please rate the article in priority for publication based on the interest to our readership and contribution to the oncology field. (5) Being of hieghest priority and (1) being the lowest.
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