The aim of this study is to explore how patients with colon and rectal cancer experience their participation in a group consultation before start of their treatment.
A secondary end-point is to study reasons for non-participation in the group consultation described above, by asking non-participants to answer a short questionnaire.
Our hypotheses are:
- The group consultation increases the patients’ participation in the treatment of their colon or rectal cancer.
- The patients attending the group consultation gain increased knowledge about colon and rectal cancer and the planned treatment.
- The patients’ have a positive experience of the group consultation.
- The participating patients experience a feeling of at least partly being in control.
- The non-participants choose not to participate mostly due to practical reasons.
All patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer at the included hospital, that have not started treatment, will be eligible for inclusion.
Inability to give informed consent, or speaking and reading the Swedish language and thereby not able to complete the questionnaire.
Aiming at including 100 patients.