[Patients' evaluation of information provided by medical doctors on the invasive ventilator for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. An analysis of a survey of patients and their families in Japan].

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OBJECTIVE The study aim was to evaluate by ALS patients' satisfaction regarding information about invasive ventilators provided by medical doctors. METHODS Semi-structural interviews were conduced for 12 cases (11 patients and 9 family members provided information) at three areas in Japan. RESULTS 1) Most patients were unsatisfied with the information… (More)

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@article{Kitamura2002PatientsEO, title={[Patients' evaluation of information provided by medical doctors on the invasive ventilator for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. An analysis of a survey of patients and their families in Japan].}, author={Yayoi Kitamura and You Tsuchiya and Emiko Tanaka and Mariko Tamai and Tetsurou Shimizu}, journal={[Nihon koshu eisei zasshi] Japanese journal of public health}, year={2002}, volume={49 9}, pages={959-66} }