United States Acculturation and Cancer Patients' End-of-Life Care Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acculturation
  • Neoplasms
  • Terminal Care

abstract

  • The USAS is a reliable and valid measure of "Americanization" associated with advanced cancer patients' end-of-life preferences and care. USAS scores indicating greater caregiver acculturation were associated with increased odds of patient participation in cancer treatment (chemotherapy, clinical trials) compared with lower scores. Future studies should examine the effects of acculturation on end-of-life care to identify patient and provider factors that explain these effects and targets for future interventions to improve care (e.g., by designing more culturally-competent health education materials).

publication date

  • March 11, 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3594172

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1371/journal.pone.0058663

PubMed ID

  • 23536809

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e58663

volume

  • 8

number

  • 3