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Title: The relationship between physician and cancer patient when initiating adjuvant treatment and its association with sociodemographic and clinical variables
Author: Jiménez Fonseca, Paula
Calderón Garrido, Caterina
Carmona-Bayonas, A.
Muñoz, Maria del Mar
Hernández, R.
Mut-Lloret, M.
Ghanem, I.
Beato, Carmen
Cacho-Lavín, D.
Ivars-Rubio, A.
Carrión, R.
Jara, Carlos
Keywords: Càncer
Quimioteràpia del càncer
Relacions metge-pacient
Cancer chemotherapy
Physician-patient relationships
Issue Date: 5-May-2018
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: Purpose The aim of this study was to analyze differences in physician and patient satisfaction in shared decision-making (SDM); patients' emotional distress, and coping in subjects with resected, non-metastatic cancer. Methods 602 patients from 14 hospitals in Spain were surveyed. Information was collected regarding physician and patient satisfaction with SDM, participants' emotional distress and coping, as well as patient sociodemographic and clinical characteristics by means of specific, validated questionnaires. Results Overall, 11% of physicians and 19% of patients were dissatisfied with SDM; 22% of patients presented hopelessness or anxious preoccupation as coping strategies, and 56% presented emotional distress. By gender, female patients showed a higher prevalence of dissatisfaction with SDM (23 vs 14%), anxious preoccupation (26 vs 17%), and emotional distress (63 vs 44%) than males. Hopelessness was more prevalent in individuals with stage III disease than those with stages I-II (28 vs 18%). Conclusion Physicians must be mindful of the importance of emotional support and individual characteristics when communicating treatment options, benefits, and adverse effects of each alternative to oncological patients.
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It is part of: Clinical & Translational Oncology, 2018, vol. 20, num. 11, p. 1392-1399
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ISSN: 1699-048X
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