Two surveys were conducted to determine what roles people actually want to assume in selecting cancer treatments. 436 newly diagnosed cancer patients and 482 members of the general public participated.
Preferences were elicited using two card sort procedures, each of which described five potential roles in decision making.
Findings suggested that the impact of being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness may influence preferences to participate.
The majority (59%) of patients wanted physicians to make treatment decisions on their behalf, but 64% of the public thought they would want to select their own treatment if they developed cancer.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Programme thérapeutique, Prise décision, Participation, Malade, Préférence, Enquête, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Therapeutic schedule, Decision making, Participation, Patient, Preference, Inquiry, Human, Canada, North America, America
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Cote : 92-0558411
Code Inist : 002A26N03. Création : 199406.