Validity of the French version of the Autonomy Preference Index and its adaptation for patients with advanced cancer.

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Summary of "Validity of the French version of the Autonomy Preference Index and its adaptation for patients with advanced cancer."

While patient-centered care is recommended as a key dimension for quality improvement, in case of serious illness, patients may have different expectations regarding information and participation in medical decision-making. In oncology, anticipation of disease worsening remains difficult, especially when patient's preferences towards prognosis medical information are unclear. Valid tools to explore patients' preferences could help targeting end-of-life discussions, which have been shown to decrease aggressiveness of end-of-life care. Our aim was to establish the validity and reliability of the French version of the Autonomy Preference Index (API) among patients with incurable cancer and in primary care setting. Three supplementary items were specifically developed to evaluate preparedness to anticipate disease deterioration among patients with incurable cancer.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0227802


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