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Table 4 Outcomes and respective measures for the assessment of patients

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

Outcome construct Outcome measure Number of studies Studies
Satisfaction adapted Client Satisfaction Questionnaire [76] 12 [77]
adapted from Korsch et al. [78]   [14]
Cancer Diagnostic Interview Scale [79]   [80]
EORTC Cancer Outpatient Satisfaction with Care Questionnaire [81]   [54]
Medical Interview Satisfaction Scale [82]   [77, 83]
Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire III [84]   [85]
Patient Satisfaction with Communication Questionnaire [86]   [41]
purpose built   [16, 49, 87, 88]
Anxiety Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [89] 10 [50, 55, 90,91,92]
State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [63]   [14, 41, 49, 77, 91]
Quality of life EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ)-C-30 [93] 6 [49, 50, 87]
EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ)-C-15 Pal [94]   [85]
Perceived Adjustment to Chronic Illness Scale [95]   [49]
8 Item Short Form Health Survey (SF 8) [96]   [87]
Depression Beck Depression Inventory [97] 5 [77, 80]
Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [89]   [50, 55, 90]
Distress Brief Symptom Inventory 5 [80]
General Health Questionnaire [47]   [41]
Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [89]   [40, 98]
purpose built   [80]
Empathy Consultation and Relational Empathy Measure [99] 3 [98, 100]
purpose built   [101]
Knowledge Ellis Clinical Trials Knowledge [66] 3 [14]
purpose built   [49, 73]
Information and control preference (modified) Information & Control Preference Scale [102] 3 [14, 49]
Quality of Care Through the Patients’ Eyes (QUOTE-gene-CA) [103]   [104]
Satisfaction with decision Satisfaction with Decision Scale [105] 3 [14, 49, 98]
Communication skills Perception of the Interview Questionnaire [62] 2 [52]
purpose built   [85]
Decisional conflict Decisional Conflict Scale [106] 2 [14, 98]
Clinician-patient relationship Nurse-Patient Relationship Inventory [107]a 2 [50]
purpose built   [100]
Quality of care Palliative Care Outcome Scale [108] 2 [85]
purpose built   [85]
Shared decision-making behaviour MAPPIN-Q [72] 2 [73]
Shared Decision Making Questionnaire [109]   [98]
Trust in clinician purpose built 2 [40, 101]
  1. areference could not be verified
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