The preferences of 600 patients for different descriptions of randomisation

Jenkins, V, Fallowfield, L and Cox, A (2005) The preferences of 600 patients for different descriptions of randomisation. British Journal of Cancer, 92 (5). pp. 807-810. ISSN 0007-0920

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Abstract

A total of 600 patients from cancer centres throughout the UK identified their most preferred and most disliked descriptions of randomisation found in current patient information sheets and websites. The CancerBACUP description, which describes both the process of randomisation and why it is done, was most preferred 151 out of 533 (28%) patients. The NCI description was viewed as overly technical and most disliked 185 out of 483 (38%) patients.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: randomisation, patients' preferences
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
Depositing User: Jil Fairclough
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 11:21
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7482
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