Valerie Jenkins

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sussex
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc The views of patients and the general public about expensive anti-cancer drugs in the NHS: a questionnaire-based study
    Valerie A Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, UK
    JRSM Short Rep 2:69. 2011
  2. pmc Patients' and oncologists' views on the treatment and care of advanced ovarian cancer in the U.K.: results from the ADVOCATE study
    V Jenkins
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer SHORE C, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 108:2264-71. 2013
  3. pmc Drivers and barriers to patient participation in RCTs
    V Jenkins
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer SHORE C, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 108:1402-7. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Teams Talking Trials: results of an RCT to improve the communication of cancer teams about treatment trials
    V A Jenkins
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, England, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 35:43-51. 2013
  5. pmc Evaluation of an educational program to improve communication with patients about early-phase trial participation
    Lesley J Fallowfield
    Sussex Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex, Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG, UK
    Oncologist 17:377-83. 2012
  6. doi request reprint A pilot study to examine the experiences and attitudes of women with breast cancer towards one versus two-step axillary surgery
    V Jenkins
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, United Kingdom
    Breast 21:72-6. 2012
  7. pmc A Rasch and confirmatory factor analysis of the general health questionnaire (GHQ)--12
    Adam B Smith
    Centre for Health and Social Care, Charles Thackrah Building, University of Leeds, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:45. 2010
  8. doi request reprint What oncologists believe they said and what patients believe they heard: an analysis of phase I trial discussions
    Valerie Jenkins
    Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom BN9 1QG
    J Clin Oncol 29:61-8. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Does endocrine therapy for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer affect memory and cognition?
    Valerie Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer BN1 9QG, UK
    Eur J Cancer 43:1342-7. 2007
  10. pmc Discussing randomised clinical trials of cancer therapy: evaluation of a Cancer Research UK training programme
    V Jenkins
    Sussex Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QG
    BMJ 330:400. 2005

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. pmc The views of patients and the general public about expensive anti-cancer drugs in the NHS: a questionnaire-based study
    Valerie A Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, UK
    JRSM Short Rep 2:69. 2011
    ..To determine the views of patients and members of the public about who should pay for expensive new cancer drugs not recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)...
  2. pmc Patients' and oncologists' views on the treatment and care of advanced ovarian cancer in the U.K.: results from the ADVOCATE study
    V Jenkins
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer SHORE C, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 108:2264-71. 2013
    ..Most patients presenting with advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) eventually relapse. Symptom palliation, maintenance of quality of life (QoL) and prolongation of life are primary therapeutic goals...
  3. pmc Drivers and barriers to patient participation in RCTs
    V Jenkins
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer SHORE C, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 108:1402-7. 2013
    ..Recruitment of patients into randomised clinical trials (RCTs) is essential for treatment evaluation. Appreciation of the barriers and drivers towards participation is important for trial design, communication and information provision...
  4. doi request reprint Teams Talking Trials: results of an RCT to improve the communication of cancer teams about treatment trials
    V A Jenkins
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, England, UK
    Contemp Clin Trials 35:43-51. 2013
    ..Educational interventions can help dyadic exchanges with different aspects of trial recruitment but less work has focussed on team interventions...
  5. pmc Evaluation of an educational program to improve communication with patients about early-phase trial participation
    Lesley J Fallowfield
    Sussex Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex, Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG, UK
    Oncologist 17:377-83. 2012
    ..We evaluated an evidence-based training program aimed at enhancing communication...
  6. doi request reprint A pilot study to examine the experiences and attitudes of women with breast cancer towards one versus two-step axillary surgery
    V Jenkins
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, United Kingdom
    Breast 21:72-6. 2012
    ..To elicit the views, experiences and preferences of women with clinically node negative breast cancer towards intra-operative sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) analysis...
  7. pmc A Rasch and confirmatory factor analysis of the general health questionnaire (GHQ)--12
    Adam B Smith
    Centre for Health and Social Care, Charles Thackrah Building, University of Leeds, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:45. 2010
    ..This may have an impact on the identification of psychiatric morbidity in target populations. The aim of this study was to explore the dimensionality of the GHQ-12 and to evaluate a number of alternative models for the instrument...
  8. doi request reprint What oncologists believe they said and what patients believe they heard: an analysis of phase I trial discussions
    Valerie Jenkins
    Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom BN9 1QG
    J Clin Oncol 29:61-8. 2011
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  9. ncbi request reprint Does endocrine therapy for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer affect memory and cognition?
    Valerie Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer BN1 9QG, UK
    Eur J Cancer 43:1342-7. 2007
    ..This paper examines the main evidence associated with this claim and discusses the importance of examining such issues within randomised trials...
  10. pmc Discussing randomised clinical trials of cancer therapy: evaluation of a Cancer Research UK training programme
    V Jenkins
    Sussex Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QG
    BMJ 330:400. 2005
    ..To evaluate a training intervention aimed at improving healthcare professionals' communication with cancer patients about randomised clinical trials...
  11. ncbi request reprint Communication and informed consent in phase 1 trials: a review of the literature from January 2005 to July 2009
    Valerie A Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Support Care Cancer 18:1115-21. 2010
    ..A literature search was performed for relevant articles published between January 2005 and July 1st 2009...
  12. pmc A 3-year prospective study of the effects of adjuvant treatments on cognition in women with early stage breast cancer
    V Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 94:828-34. 2006
    ..The results show that a few women experienced objective measurable change in their concentration and memory following standard adjuvant therapy, but the majority were either unaffected or even improve over time...
  13. doi request reprint Hearing sensitivity in women following chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer: results from a pilot study
    V Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Breast 18:279-83. 2009
    ..Our aim was to examine in a prospective pilot study whether standard adjuvant treatments for breast cancer can adversely affect hearing...
  14. ncbi request reprint Preferences of healthy men for two different endocrine treatment options offered for locally advanced prostate cancer
    V Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK, Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
    Curr Med Res Opin 21:1329-35. 2005
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  15. ncbi request reprint Atypical hearing loss in women with breast cancer receiving adjuvant treatment
    V Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, and Department of Audiology, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
    Breast 15:448-51. 2006
    ..It is not clear whether this finding is related to oestrogen reduction and/or ototoxicity but a more detailed investigation in this area is warranted given the large number of women with breast cancer who receive adjuvant treatments...
  16. ncbi request reprint Does neoadjuvant hormone therapy for early prostate cancer affect cognition? Results from a pilot study
    Valerie A Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK, Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    BJU Int 96:48-53. 2005
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  17. pmc The preferences of 600 patients for different descriptions of randomisation
    V Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, BN1 9QG, UK
    Br J Cancer 92:807-10. 2005
    ..The NCI description was viewed as overly technical and most disliked 185 out of 483 (38%) patients...
  18. pmc The attitudes of 1066 patients with cancer towards participation in randomised clinical trials
    V Jenkins
    Cancer Research Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Sussex, UK
    Br J Cancer 103:1801-7. 2010
    ..As part of a larger UK prospective study examining the communication and involvement in RCTs of 22 multidisciplinary teams in Wales, we also assessed the attitudes of patients they treat towards trials...
  19. ncbi request reprint Self-reported cognitive problems in women receiving adjuvant therapy for breast cancer
    Val Shilling
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 11:6-15. 2007
    ..Future research should focus on developing cognitive assessments that tap everyday functioning...
  20. ncbi request reprint Does hormone therapy for the treatment of breast cancer have a detrimental effect on memory and cognition? A pilot study
    Valerie Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Psychooncology 13:61-6. 2004
    ..In view of the increased use of hormone therapies in an adjuvant and preventative setting their impact on cognitive functioning should be investigated more thoroughly...
  21. doi request reprint Group recruitment sessions enhance patient understanding in a small multi-centre phase III clinical trial
    Kathryn Monson
    Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG, England, United Kingdom
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:286-90. 2012
    ..The design of the ARIX (acupuncture for radiation induced xerostomia) trial provided an opportunity to deliver researcher led, enhanced patient information to groups of potential participants...
  22. ncbi request reprint Information needs and experiences: an audit of UK cancer patients
    Anna Cox
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex BN1 9QG, UK
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 10:263-72. 2006
    ..Regular audits highlight gaps and omissions in the information given to patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint The effects of hormone therapy on cognition in breast cancer
    Valerie Shilling
    Psychosocial Oncology Group Cancer Research UK, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, BN1 9QG, UK
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 86:405-12. 2003
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  24. ncbi request reprint Patients' preference for administration of endocrine treatments by injection or tablets: results from a study of women with breast cancer
    L Fallowfield
    Sussex Psychosocial Oncology Group, Cancer Research UK, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Sussex, UK
    Ann Oncol 17:205-10. 2006
    ..Endocrine therapies for advanced breast cancer include tablets and intramuscular injections. When treatments have similar efficacy and tolerability profiles, addressing preferences about routes of administration is important...
  25. doi request reprint Specialist breast care and research nurses' attitudes to adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer
    Rachel Ballinger
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 16:78-86. 2012
    ..Specialist breast care nurses (BCN) and research nurses (RN) play an important role influencing decisions. We report the roles, attitudes and involvement of such nurses regarding adjuvant chemotherapy in older women...
  26. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a Cancer Research UK communication skills training model for oncologists: a randomised controlled trial
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, School of Biological Science, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK
    Lancet 359:650-6. 2002
    ..This study aimed to assess the efficacy of an intensive 3-day training course on communication skills in a randomised controlled trial with a two-by-two factorial design and several outcomes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Communicating sad, bad, and difficult news in medicine
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, BN1 9QG, Falmer, UK
    Lancet 363:312-9. 2004
    ..We focus mainly on difficulties encountered involving parents in an obstetric or paediatric setting, people in acute trauma situations such as accident and emergency departments, and patients with cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary teams in cancer care: are they effective in the UK?
    Anne Fleissig
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, UK
    Lancet Oncol 7:935-43. 2006
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint The (mis)classification of chemo-fog--methodological inconsistencies in the investigation of cognitive impairment after chemotherapy
    Val Shilling
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School University of Sussex, Falmer East Sussex, UK
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 95:125-9. 2006
    ..We aim to demonstrate that different methods of analysis produce markedly different results, making the true extent of impairment unclear...
  30. ncbi request reprint Lay understanding of terms used in cancer consultations
    Kristina Chapman
    Centre for Research in Health and Medicine, School of Social Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, UK
    Psychooncology 12:557-66. 2003
    ..Awareness of the unfamiliarity of the lay population with cancer-related terms could prompt further explanation in cancer-related consultations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting patient and clinician satisfaction with the clinical consultation: can communication skills training for clinicians improve satisfaction?
    Valerie Shilling
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, UK
    Psychooncology 12:599-611. 2003
    ..The subtle benefits of improved communication may be overshadowed by practical problems such as waiting too long to see the doctor, which have an adverse effect on satisfaction...
  32. ncbi request reprint Can communication skills training alter physicians' beliefs and behavior in clinics?
    Valerie Jenkins
    Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, East Sussex, England
    J Clin Oncol 20:765-9. 2002
    ..Additionally, to investigate whether physicians' attitudes are reflected in communication behaviors with patients during interviews...
  33. pmc The informational roles and psychological health of members of 10 oncology multidisciplinary teams in the UK
    S Catt
    Cancer Research UK, Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
    Br J Cancer 93:1092-7. 2005
    ..Putative benefits to patients and healthcare professionals from multidisciplinary team working may not be realised without investment in team training...
  34. doi request reprint Which bisphosphonates do oncologists prescribe for women with metastatic breast cancer and why? Results of a UK survey
    Lesley Fallowfield
    CRUK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
    Breast 17:459-63. 2008
    ..Adherence to oral bisphosphonates is often poor, but 44% oncologists expected good adherence in >71% patients. More clinical trial data are needed to inform practice...
  35. doi request reprint Group acupuncture to relieve radiation induced xerostomia: a feasibility study
    Richard Simcock
    Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
    Acupunct Med 27:109-13. 2009
    ..We conducted a feasibility study to examine the acceptability of a standardised group acupuncture technique and adherence to group sessions, together with acceptability of the objective and subjective measurements of xerostomia...
  36. ncbi request reprint Acronymic trials: the good, the bad, and the coercive
    Lesley Fallowfield
    Sussex Psychosocial Oncology Group, Cancer Research UK, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QG, Sussex, UK
    Lancet 360:1622. 2002
  37. pmc Bamboozled by cBNF
    A Cox
    Arch Dis Child 91:279. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Candidate gene polymorphisms in solid cancers
    S P Balasubramanian
    Academic Unit of Surgical Oncology, K Floor, University of Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
    Eur J Surg Oncol 30:593-601. 2004
    ..In this article, we illustrate the types of genetic variation and the complexities involved in their study and discuss their potential in predicting both the occurrence and outcomes of solid cancers...
  39. ncbi request reprint Quantitative risk assessment case study: smuggled meats as disease vectors
    M Wooldridge
    Centre for Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3NB, United Kingdom
    Rev Sci Tech 25:105-17. 2006
    ..This paper describes the development of a quantitative risk assessment model designed to identify the major contributors to this risk, and discusses the challenges posed when undertaking such complex risk assessments...
  40. ncbi request reprint Human reliability analysis: a new method to quantify errors in cataract surgery
    A Cox
    Department of Ophthalmology, Ninewells University Teaching Hospital, Dundee, UK
    Eye (Lond) 22:394-7. 2008
    ..To describe the application of human reliability analysis (HRA) as a tool to quantify errors that occur during small incision cataract surgery...
  41. ncbi request reprint Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of autologous blood therapy for atopic dermatitis
    M H Pittler
    Department of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Br J Dermatol 148:307-13. 2003
    ..However, there is little evidence from rigorous clinical trials to suggest that it is effective...
  42. pmc Interleukin gene polymorphisms and breast cancer: a case control study and systematic literature review
    S P Balasubramanian
    Academic Surgical Oncology Unit, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    BMC Cancer 6:188. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate any role of specific SNPs in the interleukin genes IL1A, IL1B, IL1RN, IL4R, IL6 and IL10 in predisposition to breast cancer susceptibility and severity...