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Facilitating Shared Decisionmaking About Prostate Cancer Screening


N/A
50 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Male
Prostate Cancer

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Trial Information

Facilitating Shared Decisionmaking About Prostate Cancer Screening


Background:

Due to the disputed efficacy of prostate cancer (CaP) screening and treatment, most
authorities recommend that providers inform and involve patients in CaP screening decisions.

Objectives:

This study evaluated two interventions designed to facilitate this process.

Methods:

1152 male veterans age 50+ with no CaP and primary care appointments at four VA medical
facilities in VISN 23 were randomly assigned to one of three groups: mailed pamphlet
intervention, mailed video intervention, or usual care (control). Intervention materials
were mailed two weeks prior to a target primary care appointment and patient telephone
surveys were conducted one week (T1) and one year (T2) after the target appointment.
Outcomes included: a 10- item validated knowledge index; responses to questions on CaP
natural history, treatment efficacy, PSA accuracy, and expert disagreement about the PSA;
whether screening was discussed with provider; scores on decision information seeking,
participation and satisfaction scales; screening and treatment preferences; and PSA testing
rates.

Status:

Complete


Inclusion Criteria:



Patients must be male veterans, age 50 and older, with a scheduled primary care
appointment at one of 5 VISN 13 medical facilities. Patients diagnosed with prostate
cancer will be excluded.

Exclusion Criteria:

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Principal Investigator

Melissa R. Partin, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Department of Veterans Affairs

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

IIR 99-277

NCT ID:

NCT00013247

Start Date:

Completion Date:

December 2002

Related Keywords:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

Name

Location

Minneapolis VA Medical CenterMinneapolis, Minnesota  55417