Changing preferences for information and participation in the last phase of life: a longitudinal study among newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer patients

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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PURPOSE: The objective is to explore changes over time in the information and participation preferences of newly diagnosed stage IIIb/IV non-small-cell lung cancer patients. METHODS: Patients were recruited by physicians in 13 hospitals and interviewed every 2 months until the fourth and every 4 months until the sixth interview. RESULTS: Sixty-seven patients were interviewed three times. Over a period of 4 months from diagnosis, half of patients changed their information preferences for palliative care and end-of-life decisions with a possible or certain life-shortening effect (ELDs, e.g., …

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