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Leu GR, Links AR, Ryan MA
Assessment of parental choice predisposition for tonsillectomy in children.
The decision to proceed with tonsillectomy to treat pediatric obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (OSDB) often falls on individual families. Despite emphasis on shared decision-making between parents and surgeons about tonsillectomy for OSDB, the extent to which parents have already decided about surgery prior to the child's consultation is not known. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of parent choice predisposition for surgical treatment of OSDB with tonsillectomy and describe its association with parent-clinician communication.
Citation: Leu GR, Links AR, Ryan MA . Assessment of parental choice predisposition for tonsillectomy in children. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Mar;147(3):263-70. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2020.5031..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Caregiving, Decision Making, Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Problems