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Table 1 Improving communicative self-efficacy

From: Adolescent Cancer Education (ACE) to increase adolescent and parent cancer awareness and communication: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Information source Change techniques
1. Performance attainments: mastering the skill of cancer communication Homework to enhance family communication about cancer.
2. Vicarious experience: exposure to young people of a similar age who have mastered the task of cancer communication. Video clips of young people talking about cancer.
3. Verbal persuasion: exposure to an empathetic and knowledgeable educator Video clips explaining why it is good to talk to parents about your health.
4. Physiological and affective states Video clips addressing worries and anxieties associated with help-seeking.