Evaluation of the chemotherapy patient monitor: an interactive tool for facilitating communication between patients and oncologists during the cancer consultation.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/82508
Title:
Evaluation of the chemotherapy patient monitor: an interactive tool for facilitating communication between patients and oncologists during the cancer consultation.
Authors:
Anderson, Heather; Espinosa, E; Lofts, Fiona J; Meehan, Marie; Hutchinson, G; Price, N; Heyes, A
Abstract:
Effective communication between oncologists and patients with cancer is of paramount importance. The Chemotherapy Patient Monitor (CPM) is a novel tool designed to assist doctor-patient communication regarding patient concerns and side-effects. Initially, the CPM was assessed in a primary evaluation study of its use during consultations with 26 patients with advanced colorectal cancer (one consultation without, followed by two with, the CPM per patient). This led to a further dissemination/audit of 34 patients attending oncology centres in the UK, who had completed the survey prior to three consultations. The CPM contains a checklist of common side-effects of chemotherapy regimens used in advanced colorectal cancer, and other common concerns of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. The CPM records the presence of side-effects/concerns, the distress caused, whether patients wish to discuss them further, and actions taken as a result. Questionnaires explored the views of patients and oncologists in the UK and Spain regarding the effectiveness of consultations during a baseline visit conducted without the CPM, and then with the CPM in subsequent visits. These data were then complemented by the dissemination/audit study of the CPM across nine centres in the UK. All patients understood the CPM. The CPM was rated as useful by oncologists in 83% of consultations, and did not lengthen 82% of visits. Patients felt it had improved the visit in 95% of cases. Responses from patients (100%) and oncologists (84%) indicated willingness to use the CPM for at least some consultations in the future. The results of the dissemination/audit study supported these conclusions. We conclude that the CPM appears to be a useful new tool for improving patient-doctor communication during cancer consultations.
Affiliation:
Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
Evaluation of the chemotherapy patient monitor: an interactive tool for facilitating communication between patients and oncologists during the cancer consultation. 2001, 10 (2):115-23 Eur J Cancer Care
Journal:
European Journal of Cancer Care
Issue Date:
Jun-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/82508
PubMed ID:
11829044
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0961-5423
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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Heather-
dc.contributor.authorEspinosa, E-
dc.contributor.authorLofts, Fiona J-
dc.contributor.authorMeehan, Marie-
dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, G-
dc.contributor.authorPrice, N-
dc.contributor.authorHeyes, A-
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-24T12:14:35Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-24T12:14:35Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06-
dc.identifier.citationEvaluation of the chemotherapy patient monitor: an interactive tool for facilitating communication between patients and oncologists during the cancer consultation. 2001, 10 (2):115-23 Eur J Cancer Careen
dc.identifier.issn0961-5423-
dc.identifier.pmid11829044-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/82508-
dc.description.abstractEffective communication between oncologists and patients with cancer is of paramount importance. The Chemotherapy Patient Monitor (CPM) is a novel tool designed to assist doctor-patient communication regarding patient concerns and side-effects. Initially, the CPM was assessed in a primary evaluation study of its use during consultations with 26 patients with advanced colorectal cancer (one consultation without, followed by two with, the CPM per patient). This led to a further dissemination/audit of 34 patients attending oncology centres in the UK, who had completed the survey prior to three consultations. The CPM contains a checklist of common side-effects of chemotherapy regimens used in advanced colorectal cancer, and other common concerns of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. The CPM records the presence of side-effects/concerns, the distress caused, whether patients wish to discuss them further, and actions taken as a result. Questionnaires explored the views of patients and oncologists in the UK and Spain regarding the effectiveness of consultations during a baseline visit conducted without the CPM, and then with the CPM in subsequent visits. These data were then complemented by the dissemination/audit study of the CPM across nine centres in the UK. All patients understood the CPM. The CPM was rated as useful by oncologists in 83% of consultations, and did not lengthen 82% of visits. Patients felt it had improved the visit in 95% of cases. Responses from patients (100%) and oncologists (84%) indicated willingness to use the CPM for at least some consultations in the future. The results of the dissemination/audit study supported these conclusions. We conclude that the CPM appears to be a useful new tool for improving patient-doctor communication during cancer consultations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectColorectal Canceren
dc.subject.meshAntineoplastic Agents-
dc.subject.meshColorectal Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMedical Oncology-
dc.subject.meshMonitoring, Physiologic-
dc.subject.meshPhysician-Patient Relations-
dc.titleEvaluation of the chemotherapy patient monitor: an interactive tool for facilitating communication between patients and oncologists during the cancer consultation.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChristie Hospital, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Cancer Careen

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