Moderating the Negative Impact of Abnormal Screening Mammograms
The study consists of two parts. Part 1 (focus groups) interviewed 11 women in total (6
diagnosed with breast cancer and 5 diagnosed with benign breast disease) reinforced the need
for online information during the breast diagnostic process. The focus group reviewed
online CHESS-Mammo module and suggested minor changes to content. Part 2 (Evaluation) will
enroll 130 women in study and compare one group (65 participants) who receives access to
CHESS-Mammo to another group of women (65 participants) who receive an email message
containing screening mammography information. Both groups in Part 2 will be evaluated for
health information competence, psychological distress, and patient satisfaction with
physician through questionnaires. An evaluation of the group that accesses the CHESS-Mammo
website will be done. The reason for conducting part 2 of this study is to allow greater
insight into the clinical application of a novel Interactive Cancer Communication Systems
(CHESS-Mammo) early in the diagnostic workup of breast cancer. By doing this project, we
may achieve an important new way of implementing CHESS-Mammo in the clinic.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
This design will allow us to compare the health information competence, psychological distress, and patient satisfaction with their doctor among the two groups.
This is a randomized controlled trial in which half of the participants will receive access to CHESS-Mammo during their diagnostic workup of an abnormal screening mammogram, and the other half will receive basic information in addition to usual care. This design will allow us to compare the health information competence, psychological distress, and patient satisfaction with their doctor among the two groups.
United States: Institutional Review Board
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