To test the effect of Choice, an interactive tailored patient assessment tool (ITPA), on cancer patients' expressed cues and concerns (C&Cs), and clinicians' responses to these C&Cs.
97 experimental group consultations, where patients used the Choice ITPA to report their symptoms and problems in preparation to their consultation, were compared to 99 control group consultations. All consultations were audio-taped and coded using the Verona Coding Definitions of Emotional Sequences (VR-CoDES).
We identified 473 cues and 109 concerns with a mean number of 3.0 (SD=3.2). The most frequent utterance was cue B (45.2%), indicating expression of uncertainty or hope. We found more C&Cs in consultations with the Choice ITPA compared to the control group (p