Patients' choices and perceptions after an invitation to participate in treatment decisions.

@article{England1992PatientsCA,
  title={Patients' choices and perceptions after an invitation to participate in treatment decisions.},
  author={S Legg England and Jennie Evans},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={1217-25}
}
Previous search indicates that treatment outcomes may be improved if patients perceive greater control over their treatment, but the practical implications of encouraging patients to take more control have not been investigated. The present study investigated responses of 143 patients in a cardiovascular risk management clinic to an invitation to make a decision about their treatment. Subjects' choices of the target behaviour for their behaviour-change treatment were highly predictable from… CONTINUE READING