Kin interaction coding system (KINcode)




Developers: Laidsaar‐Powell, R., Butow, P., Bu, S., Dear, R., Fisher, A., Coll, J., & Juraskova, I.

Year of publication: 2016

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Oncology

Restriction to setting(s): Not specified

Target group: Oncologists, patients and their family members

Language(s): English

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Specific constructs/behaviours:

Communication and decision-making behaviors of family members and family-relevant behaviors of cancer patients and oncologists;

Specific behaviors assessed are: Overall communication, Role or preference clarification, Information exchange, Deliberation, Determination of a decision (separately for family members, oncologists and patients); Family members' Roles: Passive, Supportive, Active, Dominant;

Tool topics:

General communication behavior / Overall communication behavior
Shared decision making
Triadic / family consultations

Intended application: Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Laidsaar‐Powell, R., Butow, P., Bu, S., Dear, R., Fisher, A., Coll, J., & Juraskova, I. (2016). Exploring the communication of oncologists, patients and family members in cancer consultations: development and application of a coding system capturing family‐relevant behaviours (KINcode). Psycho‐Oncology, 25(7), 787-794.

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Tool/manual available: Yes. (Upon request from the authors)