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A Decision Aid for Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00201929
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 29, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
To enhance information transfer and decision making for women with breast cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Procedure: Standard Decision Board Procedure: Computer Decision Board Procedure: Paper Decision Board Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Our specific objectives are: (i) to develop computer and paper based versions of the Decision Boards for (a) chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer (chemotherapy versus no treatment), (b) mastectomy versus lumpectomy plus radiation and (ii) to compare the relative effectiveness of the computer and paper based versions with the standard Decision Board for patients with early breast cancer.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Development and Evaluation of Different Versions of the Decision Board for Early Breast Cancer
Study Start Date : April 2002
Study Completion Date : November 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer
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Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient comprehension
  2. Patient satisfaction with information transfer

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient satisfaction with decision making
  2. Physician satisfaction with information transfer
  3. Physician satisfaction with decision making
  4. Time required for administration of the instrument
  5. Patient preference for decision making

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Chemotherapy Group:

  • Female
  • Histologically documented invasive carcinoma of the breast treated with modified radical mastectomy or lumpectomy
  • Axillary node dissection
  • Chemotherapy alone or in addition to tamoxifen as an appropriate treatment option

Surgery Group:

  • Female
  • Newly diagnosed carcinoma of the breast diagnosed either by cytology or pathological examination, OR if no biopsy, a strong clinical suspicion of malignancy
  • Clinical stage I or II disease
  • Candidate for breast conserving surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

Chemotherapy Group:

  • Candidate for CEF chemotherapy
  • Clinical evidence of metastatic disease
  • Serious comorbidity that would preclude receiving chemotherapy treatment
  • Unable to speak or read English fluently (including visual impairment)
  • Mentally incompetent including any psychiatric or addictive disorders that would preclude shared decision-making

Surgery Group:

  • Previous surgery for breast cancer
  • Previous breast irradiation
  • Pregnant
  • Clinical suspicion of bilateral breast cancer
  • Serious comorbidity that would preclude definitive surgery
  • Unable to speak or read English fluently (including visual impairment)
  • Mentally incompetent including any psychiatric or addictive disorder that would preclude shared decision making
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00201929

Canada, Ontario
Denise Schnider
Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3R 1G8
Ken Reed
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1E 6L9
Susan Reid
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
Barbara Heller
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8P 3A9
Ken Sanders
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8V 4T9
Juravinski Cancer Centre
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8V 5C2
Nabih Mattar
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, N3Y 1T4
Anna Kobylecky
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, L2S 3P1
Peter Koziarz
Welland, Ontario, Canada, L3B 5X9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit
Study Chair: Timothy Whelan, MD Juravinski Cancer Centre
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00201929     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCCR-Unit-Decision Board
First Posted: September 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 29, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007

Keywords provided by Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG):
breast cancer
decision aid
Decision Board
information transfer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases