Diagnosis and decision making for patients with disorders of consciousness: a survey among family members.

@article{Jox2015DiagnosisAD,
  title={Diagnosis and decision making for patients with disorders of consciousness: a survey among family members.},
  author={R J Jox and Katja Kuehlmeyer and A Klein and J{\"u}rgen Herzog and Matthias Schaupp and Dennis A. Nowak and Eberhard Koenig and Friedemann Mueller and Andreas Bender},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2015},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={323-30}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the perceptions of family members of patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) in regard to the patients' level of consciousness, communicative status, and prognosis as compared with the objective medical categories, and to elicit the family members' self-reported practice of treatment decision-making. DESIGN Cross-sectional semiquantitative survey. SETTING Five specialized neurologic rehabilitation facilities. PARTICIPANTS Consecutive sample of primary family… CONTINUE READING
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