Patient-Centered Communication for Discussing Oncotype DX Testing.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Oncotype DX testing (ODX), a tumor gene expression test, may improve breast cancer care, however, communicating results remains challenging. We identified patient-centered communication strategies/gaps for discussing ODX results. We applied a patient-centered communication framework to analyze qualitative interviews with oncologists about how they communicate about ODX with patients, using template analysis in Atlas.ti. Overall, providers discussed four patient-centered communication domains: exchanging information, assessing uncertainty, making decisions and cross-cutting themes. Providers did not report discussing emotional aspects of managing uncertainty, assessing decision-making preferences, and evaluating decisions. A patient-centered approach may be a model for communicating about tumor gene expression tests.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Roberts, MC; Bryson, A; Weinberger, M; Dusetzina, SB; Dinan, MA; Reeder-Hayes, KE; Wheeler, SB

Published Date

  • May 27, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 205 - 212

PubMed ID

  • 27124287

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4984670

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-4192

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/07357907.2016.1172637


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England