Randomized controlled trial of a prompt list to help advanced cancer patients and their caregivers to ask questions about prognosis and end-of-life care.

@article{Clayton2007RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized controlled trial of a prompt list to help advanced cancer patients and their caregivers to ask questions about prognosis and end-of-life care.},
  author={Josephine M. Clayton and Phyllis Butow and Martin H. N. Tattersall and Rhonda J Devine and Judy M. Simpson and Ghauri Aggarwal and Katherine J Clark and David Christopher Currow and Louise M Elliott and Judith Lacey and Philip G Lee and Michael A Noel},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={715-23}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether provision of a question prompt list (QPL) influences advanced cancer patients'/caregivers' questions and discussion of topics relevant to end-of-life care during consultations with a palliative care (PC) physician. PATIENTS AND METHODS This randomized controlled trial included patients randomly assigned to standard consultation or provision of QPL before consultation, with endorsement of the QPL by the physician during the consultation. Consecutive eligible… CONTINUE READING

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