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Despite knowing the potential neurocognitive effects, participants valued the benefits of chemotherapy.
Identified coping strategies included playing mahjong for mind stimulation and management of psychosocial factors, such as practicing qi gong, to regulate their moods and to take complementary alternative medicines to reduce the severity of their fatigue.
This is a qualitative study that involved focus group discussions.
Each focus group consisted of four to six participants and was led by two English-speaking or Chinese-speaking trained facilitators who were psychosocial oncologists and medical social workers.
At the end of the session, participants completed a brief self-administered questionnaire on: (i) their demographics information, (ii) their perception of the top five contributing factors of their cognitive changes and (iii) how receptive were they, from a scale of 1 to 10 (‘1’ being the least receptive and ‘10’ being the most receptive), to receive chemotherapy if chemotherapy-associated neurocognitive toxicity was indeed scientifically proven.