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Evaluating Materials to Educate Patients About Cervical Dysplasia


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Female
Education, Cervical Dysplasia

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Trial Information

Evaluating Materials to Educate Patients About Cervical Dysplasia


Women with an abnormal Papanicolaou (Pap) smear are typically referred for a colposcopy and
biopsy. However, data collected by research groups and others shows that women with
abnormal Pap smear results have limited understanding of the meaning of the results, the
causes of cervical dysplasia, and the procedures used to evaluate and treat it. This
situation is further complicated by the fact that many patients, particularly those with
less education, have low health literacy in general. This means that much of the existing
patient education materials will likely be inappropriate or ineffective for this group. One
approach is to develop materials at low literacy levels; however, it is not known whether
such materials will be provide sufficient information and be effective for patients with
high health literacy.

The long term goal is to study the importance of tailoring patient education materials to
colposcopy patients' level of health literacy. To this end, researchers have developed two
educational brochures with approximately the same information, but which vary in their
health literacy (readability) level. As a first step in this research, researchers propose
to present these materials to colposcopy patients returning for colposcopy visits to assess
changes in knowledge and obtain patient feedback on the brochures.

The proposed pilot study represents the first step at evaluating the patient education
materials and determining the patient's level of understanding of what they receive.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Over 18 years old;

2. Follow up colposcopy clinic patients who completed a colposcopy and treatment (if
indicated) at an earlier date;

3. Able to communicate in English

Exclusion Criteria: None

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

To study the importance of tailoring patient education materials to colposcopy patients' level of health literacy.

Outcome Time Frame:

2 Years

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Karen Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2006-1014

NCT ID:

NCT00454766

Start Date:

February 2007

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Education
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Patient Education
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Questionnaire
  • Uterine Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Hyperplasia

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Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030