publication . Article . 2018

Relationship between health literacy of cancer patients and shared clinical decision-making in a Middle East country

Khammarnia, Mohammad; Setoodezadeh, Fatemeh; Ansari-Moghadam, Alireza; Yusefi, Alireza; Eskandari, Monire; Ranjbar, Arezo Alinejad; Peyvand, Mostafa;
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  • Published: 20 Mar 2018 Journal: Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health (issn: 2282-0930, eissn: 2282-0930, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PREX
Introduction: The study aimed to investigate the relationship between Health literacy (HL) and shared clinical decision-making among cancer patients in Iran. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was performed in the south of Iran between January and March of 2017. The study's population was all patients in the southeast of Iran. From here, 500 patients were selected as the study sample by the stratified sampling method. Two standard questionnaires were selected for data-gathering. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 21.0. Results: About 52% of patients did not have enough HL and 47% had a poor participation record in clinical decision-making. The...
free text keywords: health literacy, cancer, shared clinical decision-making.

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