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PROSPR/PCIPS Project 3: Communication of Personalized Breast Cancer Risk Using a Web-based Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid Tool

39 Years
48 Years
Not Enrolling
Breast Cancer

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Trial Information

PROSPR/PCIPS Project 3: Communication of Personalized Breast Cancer Risk Using a Web-based Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid Tool

In order to better communicate personal risk of breast cancer to women who have not yet
initiated breast cancer screening (mammography), The Annenberg School of Communication at
the University of Pennsylvania has created a personal breast cancer screening decision aid
tool. This tool incorporates questions about a women's personal history of breast cancer and
compares her to the average women her age in terms of breast cancer risk. The tool helps the
women to understand the benefits and risks of breast cancer screening. This tool will be
pilot tested using SSI to help develop the final version of the decision aid tool. The
decision aid tool will then be implemented and tested in nine general internal medicine,
family medicine, and OB/GYN practices within the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Women ages 39-48

- Patient of one of the nine primary care or OB/GYN practices that are participating in
the study

- Must have had an appointment at one of these locations in the past 24 months

- Must have an appointment during the study period

- Woman has not yet initiated breast cancer screening (no prior mammogram)

- No history of breast cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

- Prior diagnosis of breast cancer

- Major comorbidity that substantially affects their 10 year mortality

- Non-English speaker

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Screening

Outcome Measure:

Mammography Use Correlated to Personal Risk of Breast Cancer

Outcome Description:

Medical charts of women in both the intervention and control groups of the study will be analyzed to determine if these women initiated breast cancer screening (mammography) correlated to their personal risk of breast cancer as displayed by the decision aid.

Outcome Time Frame:

One year post-intervention

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Marilyn Schapira, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Pennsylvania


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

September 2013

Completion Date:

December 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms



Edward S. Cooper Internal MedicinePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19104
Penn Center for Primary CarePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19104
Penn Internal Medicine AssociatesPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19104
Family MedicinePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19104
Helen O. Dickens Center for Women's HealthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19104
Penn OB/GYN AssociatesPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19104
Family Medicine St. Leonard's CourtPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19104
Internal Medicine RadnorRadnor, Pennsylvania  19087
Penn Health for WomenRadnor, Pennsylvania  19087