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Owners’ perception of carboplatin in conjunction with other palliative treatments for cancer therapy

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dc.contributor.author Bowles, Danielle
dc.contributor.author Robson, Mark
dc.contributor.author Galloway, Pru
dc.contributor.author Walker, Lyndon
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-20T23:02:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-20T23:02:08Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02
dc.identifier.issn 0022-4510
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1722
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine owners’ perception of their pet’s quality of life during treatment with carboplatin for a variety of canine and feline neoplasms. METHODS: Owners were contacted via a postal questionnaire and asked questions regarding their perception of chemotherapy in pets and their perception of carboplatin treatment in their pet. RESULTS: Twenty-eight (59%) of owners responded to the questionnaire. Forty-three percent of owners had not considered chemotherapy in pets before treatment; however, after treatment, 89% of owners supported its use. Sixteen (57%) patients had mild to severe side effects. Most patients experienced mild side effects, including lethargy and loss of appetite. Quality of life during treatment was reduced compared with prediagnosis quality of life however at its best was significantly improved compared with pretreatment quality of life. Eighty-nine per cent of respondents did not regret treating their pet. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Carboplatin is well tolerated by both owners and pets. Most patients have either no side effects or experience mild lethargy or inappetence. Carboplatin treatment, either alone or in conjunction with other medications, should be considered as a palliative treatment in both dogs and cats with susceptible neoplasms. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en_NZ
dc.relation.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-5827.2009.00891.x/pdf en_NZ
dc.rights The definitive version of this article is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/. en_NZ
dc.subject Carboplatin en_NZ
dc.subject Quality of life en_NZ
dc.subject Palliative care en_NZ
dc.subject Feline neoplasm en_NZ
dc.subject Canine neoplasm en_NZ
dc.title Owners’ perception of carboplatin in conjunction with other palliative treatments for cancer therapy en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.rights.holder British Small Animal Veterinary Association en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2009.00891.x en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 070706 Veterinary Medicine en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Bowles, D., Robson, M., Galloway, P., & Walker, L. (2010). Owners’ perception of carboplatin in conjunction with other palliative treatments for cancer therapy. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 51(2), 104–112. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2009.00891.x en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage 104 en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage 112 en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume 51 en_NZ
unitec.publication.title Journal of Small Animal Practice en_NZ
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ


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