Patients’ Perceptions of Prognosis Significantly Impact EOL Outcomes
It is often challenging for patients with advanced cancer to make decisions surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care, in part because they have misperceptions of their prognosis. A study assessed how a patients’ perception of their prognosis may affect EOL outcomes. The results were presented during the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting. The researchers performed a secondary analysis using data from a palliative care intervention trial in patients with newly diagnosed incurable lung and non-colorectal gastrointestinal cancer. Patients completed the Prognosis and Treatment Perceptions Questionnaire at baseline, week 12, and week 24. The assessment that was performed closest to the ...
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