FOCUS GROUP EVALUATION OF PROSTATE CANCER SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT EDUCATION MATERIALS
- To collect formative evaluation data about a new educational intervention using focus
groups of patients with prostate cancer.
- To use the focus group data in the master's research paper of a Baylor College of
Medicine physician-assistant student who is documenting the process of organizing and
conducting the focus groups, enumerating areas where the new materials are deemed
problematic, and identifying themes in the comments made by the focus group
OUTLINE: Study participants are assigned to 1 of 3 focus groups according to educational
level and ethnicity (i.e., lower educational-level African-American men primarily from the
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC); lower educational-level
Caucasian men from MEDVAMC, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), or the community; or higher
educational-level Caucasian men primarily from BCM or the community).
Participants review written patient educational-intervention materials on prostate cancer
and provide feedback to the investigator on the content and acceptability of these materials
during a 1½-2-hour focus group discussion. Feedback data are used to revise the intervention
materials so that they are appropriate to the target population.
Acceptability of the written patient educational materials, in terms of text size, white space, font, and graphics
David M. Latini, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
United States: Federal Government
|Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Houston||Houston, Texas 77030|
|Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine||Houston, Texas 77030|