Treatment Decision Making Between Oncologists and Women With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer and Their Healthy Companions

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Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

Status

Terminated

Conditions

Breast Cancer

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT00891969
040810
P30CA072720 (U.S. NIH Grant/Contract)
0220080300

Details and patient eligibility

About

RATIONALE: A study that looks at communication between patients and doctors may help oncologists improve patient satisfaction with their treatment plan. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying treatment decision making between oncologists and women with newly diagnosed breast cancer and their healthy companions.

Full description

OBJECTIVES: Primary To determine the association between women's and physicians' participatory communication behaviors (e.g., patients asking questions, physicians soliciting questions) on treatment decision-making process and health outcomes. Secondary To capture the language used in the treatment-decision interactions. To assess the degree of variation in the language used among physicians and patients who are active participants and those who are less inclined to participate in the treatment decision-making interaction. OUTLINE: Patients and their companions undergo consultation with the physician for treatment decision making. The treatment discussion is audio/videotaped for approximately 45 minutes. Patients complete one short survey prior to physician consultation. After the treatment discussion, patients complete two short surveys, one immediately after the visit in the waiting room before leaving for the day, and the second one a week after the visit by a web-based survey or by mail. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 300 women with breast cancer and 600 companions of these women will be accrued for this study.

Enrollment

77 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

Meets one of the following criteria:

  • Woman with newly diagnosed early-stage breast cancer
  • Caregiver or companion willing to participate in study

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Speaks native English or has learned to speak English fluently
  • Patient's companion ≥ 18 years old (if applicable)
  • Able to complete questionnaires without assistance
  • Not pregnant

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Not specified

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