Validation of a Decision Regret Scale
- J. Brehaut, A. O'Connor, D. Feldman-Stewart
- Medicine, Political ScienceMedical decision making
- 1 July 2003
The A5- item scale is a useful indicator of health care decision regret at a given point in time and was greater among those who changed their decisions than those who did not.
Computer program to assist in making decisions about adjuvant therapy for women with early breast cancer.
Outcomes for overall survival and disease-free survival and the improvement seen in clinical trials, are reasonably modeled by Adjuvant!, although an ideal validation for all patient subsets with all treatment options is not possible.
Factors influencing families' consent for donation of solid organs for transplantation.
Specific steps can be taken by HCPs and OPO staff to maximize the opportunity to persuade families to donate their relatives' organs.
Consensus statement on the live organ donor.
The person who gives consent to be a live organ donor should be competent, willing to donate, free from coercion, medically and psychosocially suitable, fully informed of the risks and benefits as a donor, and fully informed about the risks, benefits, and alternative treatment available to the recipient.
Silence and Cancer: Why Do Families and Patients Fail To Communicate?
The avoidance of family communication was associated with several underlying thought processes: avoidance of psychological distress; desire for "mutual protection;" and belief in positive thinking.
Measurement of Cancer Health Literacy and Identification of Patients with Limited Cancer Health Literacy
- L. Dumenci, R. Matsuyama, L. Siminoff
- Medicine, PsychologyJournal of health communication
- 14 October 2014
Overall, the results supported the conclusion that the CHLT-30 accurately measures cancer health literacy along a continuum and that theCHLT-6 efficiently identifies patients with limited cancer health Literacy with high accuracy.
Cancer communication patterns and the influence of patient characteristics: disparities in information-giving and affective behaviors.
Organ donation in the United States
presented to The Society for Organ Sharing 2nd International Congress. Vancouver, BC, July 4–6, 1993. Nathan et al. 40 American Journal of Transplantation 2003; 3 (Suppl. 4): 29–40
Public Attitudes Regarding Willingness to Participate in Medical Research Studies
- J. Trauth, D. Musa, L. Siminoff, I. K. Jewell, E. Ricci
- MedicineJournal of Health & Social Policy
- 11 September 2000
Examining public attitudes toward and support for medical research suggests that opportunities exist to increase participation by targeting recruitment efforts not only toward the willing but also toward those who are undecided about participation in medical research studies.
Doctor-Patient Communication, Cultural Competence, and Minority Health
An integrative perspective on the role that doctor-patient communication and cultural competency training play in health care disparities is presented, emphasizing that new studies can lay the groundwork for more trusting verbal communication between doctors and minority patients.