Does patient activation level affect the cancer patient journey?

  title={Does patient activation level affect the cancer patient journey?},
  author={Judith H Hibbard and Eldon Mahoney and Ellen Sonet},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  volume={100 7},
OBJECTIVES We assess how patient activation is associated with behaviors and experiences of people with cancer, including: understanding risks; making treatment decisions; communicating with providers; coping with symptoms; and adhering to regimens. METHODS The study utilizes survey data from six surveys each including 500 cancer survivors. Multivariate analyses are presented. RESULTS Higher activated patients are more than 9 times more likely to feel their treatment plans reflect their… CONTINUE READING