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Table 2 Proposed measures for improving cancer care

From: Influence of migrant background on patient preference and expectations in breast and gynecological malignancies (NOGGO-expression V study): results of a prospective multicentre study in 606 patients in Germany

  NM FGM SGM/TGM p-value
Shorter therapy 65 (14.8%) 22 (20.8%) 11 (18.3%) 0.29
Better cooperation between physicians 112 (25.5%) 26 (24.5%) 21 (35.0%) 0.26
More consultation time 134 (30.5%) 40 (37.7%) 27 (45.0%) 0.04
Therapies without alopecia 126 (28.6%) 29 (27.4%) 18 (30.0%) 0.93
More measures for pain prevention 41 (9.3%) 17 (16.0%) 10 (16.7%) 0.05
More measures for fatigue prevention 107 (24.3%) 27 (25.5%) 15 (25.0%) 0.97
More measures for nausea prevention 24 (5.5%) 6 (5.7%) 9 (15.0%) 0.02
Better nursing care 69 (15.7%) 12 (11.3%) 11 (18.3%) 0.41
Therapy progress should be reported to patients more often 85 (19.3%) 20 (18.9%) 7 (11.7%) 0.36
More effective therapies 122 (27.7%) 34 (32.1%) 11 (18.3%) 0.16
Doctor consultation with interpreter 9 (2.0%) 26 (24.5%) 1 (1.7%) < 0.05
Intercultural training for medical staff 47 (10.7%) 24 (22.6%) 11 (18.3%) 0.003
Information in different languages 49 (11.1%) 37 (34.9%) 9 (15.0%) < 0.05