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Evaluating Symptom Management Educational Materials for Patients With Prostate Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Latini, Baylor College of Medicine Identifier:
First received: October 8, 2008
Last updated: July 24, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

RATIONALE: Collecting feedback from patients with prostate cancer may help doctors develop better symptom management educational materials for patients.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is evaluating symptom management educational materials for patients with prostate cancer.

Condition Intervention
Prostate Cancer
Other: educational intervention
Other: study of socioeconomic and demographic variables

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

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Further study details as provided by Baylor College of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Acceptability of the written patient educational materials, in terms of text size, white space, font, and graphics [ Time Frame: Single timepoint ]
  • Formative evaluation of the new educational materials, in terms of the comments made by the focus group participants [ Time Frame: Single timepoint ]
  • Validation that the goals of the educational-intervention instruction are being achieved [ Time Frame: Single timepoint ]
  • Improvement of the educational-intervention instruction by identification and remediation of problems [ Time Frame: Single timepoint ]

Enrollment: 7
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Focus group Other: educational intervention Other: study of socioeconomic and demographic variables

Detailed Description:


  • To collect formative evaluation data about a new educational intervention using focus groups of patients with prostate cancer.
  • To use the focus group data in the master's research paper of a Baylor College of Medicine physician-assistant student who is documenting the process of organizing and conducting the focus groups, enumerating areas where the new materials are deemed problematic, and identifying themes in the comments made by the focus group participants.

OUTLINE: Study participants are assigned to 1 of 3 focus groups according to educational level and ethnicity (i.e., lower educational-level African-American men primarily from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC); lower educational-level Caucasian men from MEDVAMC, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), or the community; or higher educational-level Caucasian men primarily from BCM or the community).

Participants review written patient educational-intervention materials on prostate cancer and provide feedback to the investigator on the content and acceptability of these materials during a 1½-2-hour focus group discussion. Feedback data are used to revise the intervention materials so that they are appropriate to the target population.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Biopsy-proven prostate cancer

    • Localized disease that has been previously treated
  • Selected for participation from 1 of the following:

    • Convenience sample of men from the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Urology clinics at Scurlock Tower (including the Urology clinic at MEDVAMC) and local prostate cancer-support groups
    • Prostate cancer survivors who participated in the US TOO Father's Day Walk/Run or the Gay Pride Celebration


  • Able to speak and read in English
  • Willing to review the written patient educational materials and discuss them in a group setting


  • See Disease Characteristics
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00769431

United States, Texas
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Houston
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator: David M. Latini, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: David Latini, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Identifier: NCT00769431     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000600594
Study First Received: October 8, 2008
Last Updated: July 24, 2013

Keywords provided by Baylor College of Medicine:
stage I prostate cancer
stage IIB prostate cancer
stage IIA prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017