David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (12):693-697 (2006)
Objective: To compare the attitudes of patients with cancer toward making changes in lifestyle, according to their awareness of the diagnosis.Method: Personal interviews with 50 patients with breast cancer, 24 patients with prostate cancer and 50 patients with colorectal cancer were conducted in a cancer hospital in Athens, Greece.Analysis: Multiple logistic regression models were used to estimate the odds ratio as a measure of the association of the characteristics of participants with changes in lifestyle.Results: Overall, 22.6% of the patients were not aware of the diagnosis. Among the changes in lifestyle, 41.1% reported changing their diet to a healthier one, 22.6% of the smokers reduced or stopped smoking and 13.7% added new physical activity. Compared with uninformed patients, those who were aware of the diagnosis, after adjusting for the confounding effect of educational status , were 2.5 times as likely to make dietary changes . Among the other characteristics under study, older patients were less likely to add new physical activity than younger ones , and newly diagnosed patients were more likely to stop or reduce smoking than patients with a diagnosis made more than 12 months previously.Conclusion: Patients with cancer are motivated to attempt changes in lifestyle and can benefit from more factual information about the diagnosis
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Kate Hodkinson (2008). How Should a Nurse Approach Truth-Telling? A Virtue Ethics Perspective. Nursing Philosophy 9 (4):248-256.
Susan Gilbert (2010). Personalized Cancer Care in an Age of Anxiety. Hastings Center Report 40 (5):18-21.
Margaret Urban Walker (2010). Truth Telling as Reparations. Metaphilosophy 41 (4):525-545.
P. Dalla-Vorgia, K. Katsouyanni, T. N. Garanis, G. Touloumi, P. Drogari & A. Koutselinis (1992). Attitudes of a Mediterranean Population to the Truth-Telling Issue. Journal of Medical Ethics 18 (2):67-74.
Ruiping Fan & Benfu Li (2004). Truth Telling in Medicine: The Confucian View. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 29 (2):179 – 193.
Gary B. Weiss (1984). Patient Truthfulness: A Test of Models of the Physician-Patient Relationship. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 9 (4):353-372.
Rebecca Kukla (2005). The Antinomies of Impure Reason: Rousseau and Kant on the Metaphysics of Truth-Telling. Inquiry 48 (3):203 – 231.
M. Marzanski (2000). Would You Like to Know What is Wrong with You? On Telling the Truth to Patients with Dementia. Journal of Medical Ethics 26 (2):108-113.
James B. Murphy, Stephen J. A. Ward & Aine Donovan (2006). Ethical Ideals in Journalism: Civic Uplift or Telling the Truth? Journal of Mass Media Ethics 21 (4):322 – 337.
Daniel Basco, Lisa Campo-Engelstein & Sarah Rodriguez (2010). Insuring Against Infertility: Expanding State Infertility Mandates to Include Fertility Preservation Technology for Cancer Patients. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 38 (4):832-839.
Patricia Illingworth (2000). Bluffing, Puffing and Spinning in Managed-Care Organizations. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 25 (1):62 – 76.
Roy Gilbar & Ora Gilbar (2009). The Medical Decision-Making Process and the Family: The Case of Breast Cancer Patients and Their Husbands. Bioethics 23 (3):183-192.
Valerie E. Broin (2001). Standing in the Way of Truth. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 15 (2):205-218.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads14 ( #184,535 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?