Understanding the medical decision-making and information disclosure preferences is important for care quality.Objectives:
To examine the feasibility of using the questionnaires and to identify modifications needed in the following study.Design:
Thirty-three pairs of patients with advanced cancers and their caregivers were asked to complete the questionnaires.Results:
More than 60% of patients and caregivers had an educational level of middle school and below. The active, passive, or shared decision-making preferences for patients were 33.3%, 39.4%, and 27.3%, respectively. Twenty of 33 patients and 24 of 33 caregivers misunderstood the questions.Conclusions:
Low educational levels may be the reason for poor understanding imprecision. It is necessary to use the modification version of the questionnaires in developing countries.