Comparison of Video-based Versus Written Patient Education on Melanoma
We plan to conduct a randomized, controlled trial comparing the effect of video-based
patient education with written instruction on subjects' understanding of melanoma.
Subjects randomized to the video-based education arm will be instructed to watch a video on
the definition of melanoma, risk factors associated with the development of melanoma, and
signs that should prompt an evaluation for melanoma. Subjects randomized to the written
education arm will receive written information on the definition of melanoma, risk factors
associated with the development of melanoma, and signs that should prompt an evaluation for
melanoma. The contents of the video and the written educational materials will be
At the end of the study period 1 month later, subjects will be interviewed via telephone
regarding their understanding of melanoma. Subjects will also be interviewed regarding their
comprehension and attitude towards video-based and written education materials.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Knowledge of melanoma detection.
April W Armstrong, MD
University of California, Davis
United States: Institutional Review Board
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