The aim of this study was to pilot test in a minority cancer patient population a communication workshop to improve doctor-patient communication skills. Thirty-two patients participated. Eighteen evaluated a face-to-face workshop, while 14 completed surveys only. Participants in the workshop group completed the Patient Report of Communication Behavior (PRCB) before and after the workshop and a course evaluation. Participants did not differ on baseline PRCB scores. Posttest scores were significantly higher than pretest scores (p < 0.01). All participants agreed or strongly agreed that they would use the communication skills; 93% agreed or strongly agreed that the skills would improve their health care.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Psychosocial Oncology|
|State||Published - Jul 2011|
- communication skills training
- minority patients
- patient education