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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine if providing individualized information to men who are newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and their partners would lower their levels of psychological distress and enable them to become more active participants in treatment decision making. DESIGN Quasiexperimental, one group, pretest/post-test. SETTING The Prostate(More)
UNLABELLED Little is known about men with prostate cancer who decline conventional treatment and use only complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). OBJECTIVES To 1) explore why men decline conventional prostate cancer treatment and use CAM 2) understand the role of holistic healing in their care, and 3) document their recommendations for health care(More)
BACKGROUND Coaching and guidance are structured approaches that can be used within or alongside patient decision aids (PtDAs) to facilitate the process of decision making. Coaching is provided by an individual, and guidance is embedded within the decision support materials. The purpose of this paper is to: a) present updated definitions of the concepts(More)
BACKGROUND Legal, ethical, and psychological arguments indicate that patients need to receive information about their health situations before their care decisions are made. Patient decision aids (PtDAs) are designed to help patients make decisions; therefore, they should provide information that results in patients understanding their health situation. We(More)
The Control Preferences Scale is widely used in decision research to measure patient preferences for participation in treatment decision making with health care providers. Following anecdotal reports of confusion with the scale the authors conducted an exploratory interview study to examine perceptions of the meaning and applicability of the Control(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To identify and describe decision-making influences on men who decide to manage their low-risk prostate cancer with active surveillance. RESEARCH APPROACH Qualitative, semistructured interview. SETTING The Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada. PARTICIPANTS 25 patients diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer and on(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to describe connections between masculinities and patient perspectives of active surveillance (AS) related communication with male physicians. METHOD An interpretive descriptive qualitative design was used to explore patient-physician communication from the perspectives of 25 men on AS. In-depth, semistructured(More)
BACKGROUND Given that no other disease with the high incidence of localized prostate cancer (LPC) has so many treatments with so few certainties related to outcomes, many men are faced with assuming some responsibility for the treatment decision along with guidance from clinicians. Men strongly consider their own personal characteristics and other personal(More)
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