An evidence base for patient-centered cancer care: A meta-analysis of studies of observed communication between cancer specialists and their patients

Maria K. Venetis, Jeffrey D. Robinson, Katie La Plant Turkiewicz, Mike Allen

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Abstract

Objective: In the context of patients visiting cancer specialists, the objective is to test the association between both patient-centered communication (including Affective Behavior and Participation Behavior) and Instrumental Behavior and patients' post-visit satisfaction with a variety of visit phenomena. Methods: Meta-analysis of 25 articles representing 10 distinct data sets. Results: Both patient-centered- and instrumental behavior are significantly, positively associated with satisfaction, with patient-centered communication having a relatively stronger association. Conclusion: There is an evidence base for the efficacy of patient-centered care. Practice implications: Cancer specialists need to train to improve their patient-centered communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-383
Number of pages5
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Communication
  • Meta-analysis
  • Participation
  • Patient-centered

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