Journal article

Outcomes and outcome measures used in evaluation of communication training in oncology - a systematic literature review, an expert workshop, and recommendations for future research

F Fischer, S Helmer, A Rogge, JI Arraras, A Buchholz, A Hannawa, M Horneber, A Kiss, M Rose, W Söllner, B Stein, J Weis, P Schofield, CM Witt

BMC Cancer | Springer Nature | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Communication between health care provider and patients in oncology presents challenges. Communication skills training have been frequently developed to address those. Given the complexity of communication training, the choice of outcomes and outcome measures to assess its effectiveness is important. The aim of this paper is to 1) perform a systematic review on outcomes and outcome measures used in evaluations of communication training, 2) discuss specific challenges and 3) provide recommendations for the selection of outcomes in future studies. METHODS: To identify studies and reviews reporting on the evaluation of communication training for health care professionals in oncology..

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