Factors that influence cancer patients' and relatives' anxiety following a three-person medical consultation: impact of a communication skills training program for physicians.

@article{Linard2008FactorsTI,
  title={Factors that influence cancer patients' and relatives' anxiety following a three-person medical consultation: impact of a communication skills training program for physicians.},
  author={Aurore Li{\'e}nard and Isabelle Merckaert and Yves Libert and Nicole Delvaux and Serge Marchal and Jacques Boniver and Anne-Marie Etienne and Jean A. Klastersky and Christine Reynaert and Pierre G M Scalliet and Jean-Louis Slachmuylder and Darius Razavi},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={488-96}
}
BACKGROUND No study has yet assessed the impact of physicians' skills acquisition after a communication skills training program on changes in patients' and relatives' anxiety following a three-person medical consultation. This study aimed at comparing, in a randomized study, the impact, on patients' and relatives' anxiety, of a basic communication skills training program and the same program consolidated by consolidation workshops and at investigating physicians' communication variables… CONTINUE READING