Study of Primary Care Physicians' Understanding and Use of Different Survival Measures
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community, Time Perspective: Prospective
Number of Physicians (=Participants) Recommending the Screening
The aim of the study was to learn how different medical cancer screening statistics would influence doctors' recommendation behavior and their effectiveness judgments of screening tests. For that reason the online survey study presented physicians with four different medical statistics (e.g., 5-year survival) within four successive scenarios and asked after each scenario whether they would recommend the screening to a (hypothetical) patient given the data. Options to answer are: Definitely yes, Probably yes, Probably no, Definitely no, Can't decide.
25 minutes (mean duration of the survey)
Odette Wegwarth, Dr.
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Germany: Ethics Commission