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Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Shared-Decision Making : Outcome Information Needs, Preferences of Women for Breast Cancer Follow-Up Treatment.

Klompmaker, Alena (2021) Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Shared-Decision Making : Outcome Information Needs, Preferences of Women for Breast Cancer Follow-Up Treatment.

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Abstract:Background: Shared decision making (SDM) about breast cancer surveillance can help women and health professionals to individualise breast cancer follow-up treatment. SDM can cause helplessness and anxiety among women who do not know their needs and preferences. Outcome information can help women to find the most suitable follow-up treatment and were assessed to see which type of outcome information women desired and obtained. Further, how they are associated with age and health literacy. Method: The study includes 266 women one year after curative treatment. Data on outcome information was obtained using a self-constructed questionnaire, assessing the (1) type of outcome information that women received and to which extent (2) they considered this type of information important. Health literacy was assessed through the SBSQ questionnaire (Fransen et al., 2011). Results: The most obtained and desired outcome information were about physical complaints and fatigue. The biggest difference between occurred for risk of dying and recurrence. Age was most strongly associated with (less) obtained and desired information about psychosocial complaints. No significant associations were found between health literacy and obtained and desired outcome information. Conclusion: The most obtained and desired outcome information about fatigue and physical complaints match each other. Therefore, for further research, it would be useful to find out risk communication and outcome information for older women.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/86653
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