Comparing the use of an Arabic decision aid to the usual care for Arabic-speaking metastatic colorectal cancer patients in Saudi Arabia
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AbstractBackground and study aims Colorectal cancer (CRC) ranks first in males and third in females among all cancers in Saudi Arabia (SA). CRC incidence and related deaths have been steadily increasing in SA over the past 20 years. Care for a metastatic colorectal cancer patient is a complex process. It could include chemotherapy, palliation, and surgery. The possible benefit frequently comes at the cost of toxicity, hospitalization, and sometimes-critical care. Previous studies reported that 28.2% of patients diagnosed were distant metastasis. Decision aids (DAs) are tools used to improve communicating information between health providers and patients and to involve patients in decisions about their health care. Cancer-related decisions can be difficult due to diagnosis anxiety, denial, and lack of effective communication. Several studies have shown that the use of decision aids help in improving patients’ knowledge and satisfaction. Although the evidence of benefits of DAs is available for breast cancer and colon cancer patients, no study has been found to show the usefulness of an Arabic decision aids within the Arab culture. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of a decision aid (DA) designed for metastatic colorectal cancer patients in the Arabic language.
CitationAlSagheir, A., & AlMakoshi, A. (2020). Comparing the use of an Arabic decision aid to the usual care for Arabic-speaking metastatic colorectal cancer patients in Saudi Arabia. Http://isrctn.com/. doi:10.1186/isrctn12269812
SponsorsFunder : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology