Information to patients with malignant melanoma: a randomized group study.

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Source
Patient Educ Couns. 1994 Jun;23(2):97-105
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-1994
Author
Y. Brandberg
M. Bergenmar
C. Bolund
H. Michelson
E. Månsson-Brahme
U. Ringborg
P O Sjödén
Author Affiliation
Department of Oncology, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Source
Patient Educ Couns. 1994 Jun;23(2):97-105
Date
Jun-1994
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Analysis of Variance
Educational Measurement
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Melanoma - psychology
Middle Aged
Nursing Methodology Research
Pamphlets
Patient Education as Topic - methods
Patient Satisfaction - statistics & numerical data
Program Evaluation
Questionnaires
Skin Neoplasms - psychology
Sweden
Teaching Materials
Abstract
An information programme for patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma, Stage 1, aiming at increasing satisfaction with information, was carried out at the Department of Oncology (Radiumhemmet). The programme consisted of a group meeting and a brochure. A total of 231 consecutive patients were included, and 149 (65%) reported interest in participation and were randomized to the Information group (n = 77) or to the Control group. A total of 67 patients (29%) were not interested (the NI-group). To evaluate the programme, the patients in the three groups completed questionnaires regarding satisfaction with information, knowledge of melanoma and psychological and psychosomatic variables before randomization and at the first visit for follow-up at Radiumhemmet. After the information programme, the Information group was significantly more satisfied with information, had a higher level of knowledge and a lower proportion requested further information as compared with the Control group. No differences were found on the psychological and psychosomatic variables.
PubMed ID
21207908 View in PubMed
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