Efficacy of a Cancer Research UK communication skills training model for oncologists: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Fallowfield2002EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of a Cancer Research UK communication skills training model for oncologists: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Lesley Fallowfield and Valerie Jenkins and Vern T. Farewell and Jacky Saul and Anthony Duffy and Rebecca Eves},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359 9307},
  pages={650-6}
}
BACKGROUND Doctors' communication with patients is commonly hampered by lack of training in this core skill. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of an intensive 3-day training course on communication skills in a randomised controlled trial with a two-by-two factorial design and several outcomes. METHODS 160 oncologists from 34 UK cancer centres were randomly allocated to four groups: written feedback followed by course; course alone; written feedback alone; and control. At each of two… CONTINUE READING
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