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Knowledge of treatment intent among patients with advanced cancer: A longitudinal study

Craft, Paul S; Burns, Catherine M; Smith, Wayne T; Broom, Dorothy

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Increasingly, patients with cancer wish to be more fully informed about their disease, treatment and prognosis, and to participate in decision making. The objective of this study was to assess knowledge of diagnosis and goals of treatment among patients with advanced cancer, and also to assess whether this knowledge changed over time. A cohort of 181 subjects with advanced cancer receiving palliative therapies were interviewed at entry and again 12 weeks later. Knowledge of disease diagnosis,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80563
Source: European Journal of Cancer Care
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2005.00601.x

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