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When do cancer patients regret their treatment decision?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

When do cancer patients regret their treatment decision? A path analysis of the influence of clinicians' communication styles and the match of decision-making styles on decision regret

Abstract: "Objective: To test the influence of physician empathy (PE), shared decision making (SDM), and the match between patients' preferred and perceived decision-making styles on patients' decision regret. Methods: Patients with breast or colon cancer (n=71) completed questionnaires immediately following (T1) and three months after a consultation (T2). Path analysis was used to examine the relationships among patient demographics, patient reports of PE, SDM, the match between preferred and perceived decision-making styles, and patient decision regret at T2...."

Nicolai, J., Buchholz, A., Seefried, N., Reuter, K., Härter, M., Eich, W., & Bieber, C. (2016). When do cancer patients regret their treatment decision? A path analysis of the influence of clinicians' communication styles and the match of decision-making styles on decision regret. Patient Education and Counseling, 99(5), 739-746. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2015.11.019


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