Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1215–1220 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3944-9 ORIGINAL ARTICLE A discrete choice experiment to assess cancer patients’ preferences for when and how to make treatment decisions 1 1 1 2 Anne Herrmann & Rob Sanson-Fisher & Alix Hall & Laura Wall & 3 1 Nicholas Zdenkowski & Amy Waller Received: 16 July 2017 /Accepted: 23 October 2017 /Published online: 31 October 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract written and online information rather than just written infor- Purpose Cancer patients can be overwhelmed when being mation. This preference was statistically significant (p <0.01). confronted with their diagnosis and treatment options. Such Fifty-nine percent (n = 86) of patients preferred two 20-min information is often provided during one consultation between consultations over one 40-min consultation when making a the patient and treating clinician. In order to achieve optimal treatment decision. Significantly, more patients preferred two cancer care, there may be justification for alternative consul- shorter consultations rather than one longer consultation when tation styles. We assessed, in a sample of adult medical oncol- this was combined with written and online information ogy patients, their preferences for (i) attending one 40-min (p <0.01). consultation or two 20-min consultations and (ii) receiving Conclusion When
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