Communication predictors and consequences of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) discussions in oncology visits.

@article{Roter2016CommunicationPA,
  title={Communication predictors and consequences of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) discussions in oncology visits.},
  author={Debra L. Roter and Kathleen J. Yost and Thomas Jamie O'Byrne and Megan E. Branda and Aaron L Leppin and Brittany C Kimball and Cara A Fernandez and Aminah Jatoi and Ashok Kumbamu and Victor M. Montori and Barbara A. Koenig and Gail Geller and Susan Mau Larson and Jon C. Tilburt},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2016},
  volume={99 9},
  pages={1519-25}
}
OBJECTIVE Cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), but do not routinely talk about it with their clinicians. This study describes CAM discussions in oncology visits, the communication patterns that facilitate these discussions and their association with visit satisfaction. METHODS 327 patients (58% female; average age 61) and 37 clinicians were recorded during an oncology visit and completed post-visit questionnaires. All CAM discussions were tagged and the Roter… CONTINUE READING
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