Open Access Research Article Article ID: ANPC-3-123

    Disclosure of cancer diagnosis to the patient: A cross-sectional assessment of public point-ofview in Saudi Arabia

    Essmat A Mansour*, Isabelita N Pandaan, Essmat M Gemeay, Ayat H Al-Zayd and Eman K Alenize

    Cancer is still the most difficult diagnosis that the physicians encountered and found themselves facing the issue of announcement and disclosure of a diagnosis for both families and patients.

    Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the attitudes of the public people toward the disclosure of cancer diagnosis to patients in Saudi Arabia.

    Material and methods: This study was cross-sectional study. The data were collected randomly using simple random sampling method from 510 participants from general population; one tool was used based on the previous studies. It contains two parts; the fi rst was the sociodemographic data of the participants and questions related to cancer information and attitude toward disclosure of cancer diagnosis.

    Results: Majority of participants preferred to inform the patients with a rational to help in treatment, also signifi cant correlations were found between the demographic characteristics and various responses of the cancer information.

    Conclusion: Majority of participants prefer to inform the patients about cancer diagnosis to help in treatment and prepare their life.

    Keywords: Cancer; Public people; Attitude and Disclosure

    Published on: May 24, 2017 Pages: 38-44

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/anpc.000023
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