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Shared Decision Making in Low Risk Prostate Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01673581
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 29, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jason Efstathiou, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate the usefulness of an informational website designed to educate patients with prostate cancer about their options for treatment. The investigators hope that this website will assist patients with making informed decisions about their care and improving their satisfaction with the treatments they choose.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Prostate Cancer Other: Survey

Detailed Description:

Investigators will first ask patients to answer a series of questions to assess their wishes regarding treatment, knowledge about their disease and discussion with the physicians at initial patient visit. This initial survey should take approximately 20 minutes. Once patients have selected a treatment path investigators will contact them again and ask them to fill out a short 10-minute survey online or by mail. Investigators will contact patients by phone 2 weeks after their initial visit to see if they have made a decision. If not, investigators will contact patients by phone every 2 weeks or at an interval that works for the patient's schedule. Finally, 3 months after the initial visit today investigators will contact patients for the last time and again ask you to fill out a short 10-minute survey online or by mail.

Once patients have completed the final survey there are no future surveys planned. Investigators may contact patients by phone in the future to ask them to participate in another study.


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 141 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Shared Decision Making: A Study Assessing the Benefit of a Web Based Aid Presenting Treatment Options for Patients With Low Risk Prostate Cancer
Study Start Date : August 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2015

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Prostate Cancer

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Low risk prostate cancer Other: Survey



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient knowledge regarding the available treatment options for low-risk prostate cancer and their potential side effects. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Investigators will assess the impact of an informational website developed specifically to assist low-risk prostate cancer patients with knowledge of their disease and treatment options. This will be measured by patient responses to questionnaires compiled from validated sources.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Decisional conflict and informed decision making experienced by patients. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Investigators will assess the impact of an informational website developed specifically to assist low-risk prostate cancer patients with knowledge of their disease and treatment options. This will be measured by patient responses to questionnaires compiled from validated sources.

  2. Patient health related worry. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Investigators will assess the impact of an informational website developed specifically to assist low-risk prostate cancer patients with knowledge of their disease and treatment options. This will be measured by patient responses to questionnaires compiled from validated sources.

  3. Patient views on cancer control for their treatment choice. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Investigators will assess the impact of an informational website developed specifically to assist low-risk prostate cancer patients with knowledge of their disease and treatment options. This will be measured by patient responses to questionnaires compiled from validated sources.

  4. Patient satisfaction with their treatment choice. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Investigators will assess the impact of an informational website developed specifically to assist low-risk prostate cancer patients with knowledge of their disease and treatment options. This will be measured by patient responses to questionnaires compiled from validated sources.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Low risk prostate cancer patients seen wthin the Claire & John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers multidisciplinary clinic at MGH.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed prostate adenocarcinoma
  • Internet access
  • Able to read and understand English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of nodal metastases
  • Evidence of distant metastases
  • Prior surgery, chemotherapy, pelvic radiation or prostate brachytherapy for prostate cancer

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Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jason A. Efstathiou, MD, DPhil Massachusetts General Hospital

Responsible Party: Jason Efstathiou, Principal Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01673581     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-463
First Posted: August 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017

Keywords provided by Jason Efstathiou, Massachusetts General Hospital:
Low Risk

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases