General information tapes inhibit recall of the cancer consultation.

  title={General information tapes inhibit recall of the cancer consultation.},
  author={Stewart M. Dunn and Phyllis Butow and Martin H. N. Tattersall and Quincy Jones and Julie Sheldon and John T. Taylor and M D Sumich},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={11 11},
PURPOSE Studies of tape recordings of cancer consultations have produced conflicting results. At the same time, audiotapes containing general information about cancer are poorly evaluated and are distributed to patients in an ad hoc manner. We compared the effects of both interventions on patient satisfaction, psychologic adjustment, and recall of information following their first consultation with a medical oncologist. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (n = 142) were randomized to receive (1) an… CONTINUE READING

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