Addressing patients' information needs: a first evaluation of a question prompt sheet in the pretreatment consultation for patients with esophageal cancer.

@article{Smets2012AddressingPI,
  title={Addressing patients' information needs: a first evaluation of a question prompt sheet in the pretreatment consultation for patients with esophageal cancer.},
  author={Ellen M A Smets and Mark van Heijl and A K S van Wijngaarden and Inge Henselmans and Mark I van Berge Henegouwen},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={512-9}
}
This study aims to develop and pilot a question prompt sheet to assist esophageal cancer patients to obtain desired information in the consultation in which potentially curative esophagectomy is discussed. Whether a prompt sheet affected patients' question asking, the number and scope of topics discussed, the length of the consultation, and patients' satisfaction is investigated. Patients (n= 30) were randomized either to receive care as usual (control group) or to receive a prompt sheet… CONTINUE READING

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