Increasing patient involvement in choosing treatment for early breast cancer.

  title={Increasing patient involvement in choosing treatment for early breast cancer.},
  author={Richard L. Street and Birgit Voigt and Charles Edward Geyer and Todd Manning and Gregory P. Swanson},
  volume={76 11},
BACKGROUND This investigation examined factors affecting patient involvement in consultations to decide local treatment for early breast cancer and the effectiveness of two methods of preconsultation education aimed at increasing patient participation in these discussions. METHODS Sixty patients with Stage I or II breast cancer (1) were pretested on their knowledge about breast cancer treatment and optimism for the future, (2) were randomly assigned to one of two methods for preconsultation… CONTINUE READING

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