Evaluating the Effect of a Decision Aid on Shared Decision Making for Prostate Cancer Screening
This pilot project will evaluate two approaches to implementing the use of a simple printed
PSA screening decision-aid (DA) administered in an urban primary care clinic populated with
a significant number of African-Americans. All subjects will complete a survey assessing
their knowledge and attitudes about PSA screening and shared decision making (SDM), and
physicians will also be briefly queried about their perceptions of the SDM process.
After the first three month implementation period we will conduct focus groups with clinic
staff to guide changes and refinements to the use of DA in the clinical setting. Another
three month implementation period will follow using the same methods to assess outcomes.
Finally we will conduct another round of focus groups to assess the overall impact of the
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Screening
Provider Satisfaction with Implementation of the Shared Decision Making Process
Will be determined through a combination of surveys and responses to questions derived during focus groups.
At 3-5 Months
Christopher Warlick, M.D.
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
United States: Institutional Review Board
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