Visual Aids for Multimodal Treatment Options to Support Decision Making of Patients with Colorectal Cancer

@inproceedings{Hofmann2012VisualAF,
  title={Visual Aids for Multimodal Treatment Options to Support Decision Making of Patients with Colorectal Cancer},
  author={Sabine Hofmann and Janina Vetter and Christiane Wachter and Doris Henne-Bruns and Franz Porzsolt and Marko Kornmann},
  booktitle={BMC Med. Inf. & Decision Making},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND A variety of multimodal treatment options are available for colorectal cancer and many patients want to be involved in decisions about their therapies. However, their desire for autonomy is limited by lack of disease-specific knowledge. Visual aids may be helpful tools to present complex data in an easy-to-understand, graphic form to lay persons. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the treatment preferences of healthy persons and patients using visual aids depicting… CONTINUE READING
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