New study to examine lifestyle among Danes with increased cancer risk

The study ‘Parent’s perspectives of the pathway to diagnosis of childhood cancer: a matter of diagnostic triage’ was carried out under the direction of Line Hjøllund Pedersen, PhD student at the Juliane Marie Center at Rigshospitalet.

The study was conducted in collaboration with Professor Ayo Wahlberg and Marie Cordt, who together with Line Hjøllund Pedersen have been responsible for the study’s qualitative interviews. In addition, researchers Kjeld Schmiegelow, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton and Hanne Bækgaard Larsen have contributed.

A total of 32 interviews with 46 parents of children with cancer were included in the study. Six of these interviews were used for validation of the new triage model.

The study is published in the journal BMC Health Services Research and supported by a number of foundations and organisations, including the Danish Cancer Society.