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Decisional Engagement Scale (DES-10 and DES-3)
The DES measures patient engagement in the healthcare decision-making process. Patient engagement is vital for supporting patient-centered outcomes, which simply means providing care that emphasizes what matters to the individual patient. The DES-10 is cancer-specific and spans five overlapping domains: diagnostic awareness and acceptance, empowerment, active involvement, information seeking, and planning. The short-form DES-3 correlates highly with the DES-10 and would be acceptable to non-cancer patients as well as healthy adults.
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