Long-term health outcomes of a decision aid: Data from a randomized trial of adjuvant! in women with localized breast cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

abstract

  • Expected benefit from treatment is a key variable in understanding patient behavior. A small number of women refuse adjuvant treatment associated with large increases in predicted survival, even when they are explicitly informed about the degree of benefit they would forgo. Investigation of the effects of decision aids on cancer survival is unlikely to be fruitful due to power considerations.

publication date

  • January 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3540794

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0272989X08329344

PubMed ID

  • 19270108

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 461

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 29

number

  • 4