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Table 3 Survey measures completed by patients in the RCT

From: Values and options in cancer care (VOICE): study design and rationale for a patient-centered communication and decision-making intervention for physicians, patients with advanced cancer, and their caregivers

Domain Measures Study entry Post- visit 2-4 day follow-up Quarterly follow-up
Demographics Gender, age, race/ethnicity, SES, relationship status, religion X    
Physician-Patient Relationship THC X   X Xa
Physician-Patient Interaction HCCQ + MUIS + IPS   X   
Patient Communicational Self-Efficacy PEPPI X   X Xa
Physician-Patient Conversations Topics discussed in recent medical encounters X    X
Preferred Decision Role CPS X   X  
Actual Decision Role Modified CPS   X   X
Treatment Preferences Preferences for experimental treatments, life support, palliative care X   X  
Illness Acceptance PEACE X    X
Well-being MQOL + FACT-G X    X
Prognostic Forecasting Estimate of prognosis X   X  
  1. Note. SES, Socioeconomic status; THC, The human connection scale; HCCQ, Health care communication questionnaire; MUIS, Mishel uncertainty in illness scale; IPS, Illness preference scale; PEPPI, Perceived efficacy in patient-physician interaction; CPS, Control preferences scale; PEACE, Peace, equanimity, and acceptance in the cancer experience; MQOL, McGill quality of life; FACT-G, Functional assessment of cancer therapy – general.
  2. a Administered at only the first quarterly follow-up.