Patient participation in deciding breast cancer treatment and subsequent quality of life.

@article{Street1997PatientPI,
  title={Patient participation in deciding breast cancer treatment and subsequent quality of life.},
  author={Richard L. Street and Birgit Voigt},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  year={1997},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={298-306}
}
This investigation of patients with early breast cancer examined relationships among patient involvement in deciding treatment (i.e., whether to undergo breast removal or breast conservation), perceptions of control over treatment decisions, and subsequent health-related quality of life. It was predicted 1) that patients who more actively participated in consultations to decide treatment would perceive more decision control than would more passive patients and 2) that patients who perceived… CONTINUE READING
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