Information needs and requirements in patients with brain tumours

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

I read with interest the article “Information needs and requirements in patients with brain tumours and their relatives” by Reinert et al. [1] in this journal. I congratulate the authors for their work and results. However, it should not be unmentioned that a study about the strategies of information acquisition in these patients and relatives has already been published by Schröter et al. [2].

Their survey contained the answers of 129 patients suffering from brain tumours and 140 relatives and peers. It dealt with clinical data, information sources, educational level, expectations and success of these efforts.

Reinert’s study provides focused actual information and is helpful for caring for brain tumour patients. Maybe the paper would have benefited by discussing Schröter’s results.

Notes

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Conflict of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.

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This letter does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the author.

References

  1. 1.
    Reinert C, Rathberger K, Klinkhammer-Schalke M, Kölbl O, Proescholdt M, Riemenschneider MJ, Schuirer G, Hutterer M, Gerken M, Hau P (2018) Information needs and requirements in patients with brain tumours and their relatives. J Neuro-Oncol.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s/1060-018-2811-y Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Schröter S, Halatsch ME, Behnke-Mursch J, Mursch K (2008) Self-help activities of brain tumour patients and their relatives. Cent Eur Neurosurg 70:21–26CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryZentralklinikBad BerkaGermany

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