Community Interventions in Non-Medical Settings to Increase Informed Decision Making for Prostate Cancer Screening

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2005 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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First received: September 15, 2005
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Last verified: September 2005
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September 15, 2005
September 15, 2005
December 2004
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1.Informed Decision Making
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  • 1.Satisfaction with Decision Making Process and Decision
  • 2.Decisional conflict
  • *All measures assessed at baseline and follow up survey and will be completed by month 6 of year 3 of the study
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Community Interventions in Non-Medical Settings to Increase Informed Decision Making for Prostate Cancer Screening
Community Interventions in Non-Medical Settings to Increase Informed Decision Making for Prostate Cancer Screening - Harvard - SIP 21-04
The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate a computer-based decision aid (DA) for use by men considering PSA screening for prostate cancer. Major medical organizations recommend that men discuss the risks and benefits of this test with their physician before making the decision. This educational, interactive DA will help them prepare for that discussion.

Prostate cancer (CaP) is a formidable public health problem in the US and in industrialized countries worldwide. Methods for primary prevention of CaP are unknown. As a result, early detection has become a mainstay of cancer control efforts. However, there is considerable controversy regarding the efficacy of screening in reducing disease-specific mortality. In light of this uncertainty, major medical organizations, including the National Cancer Institute, currently recommend that men discuss the pros and cons of CaP screening and make individualized screening decisions with their health care providers. However, because of constraints on time during medical encounters, it is not always feasible for providers to engage in in-depth discussions regarding the complexities of this issue. Therefore, interventions to promote informed decision-making (IDM) outside of clinical settings are needed.

In this study, we propose to: (1) develop an interactive computer-based decision aid (DA) to promote IDM for CaP screening; and (2) conduct a randomized controlled worksite trial to evaluate the impact the DA intervention on employed men’s ability to make informed decisions regarding CaP. This work is designed to be responsive to recent calls for IDM interventions in community settings among diverse populations. If successful, our findings could validate the effectiveness of DAs to promote IDM for CaP and serve as a model for widespread dissemination, thus improving quality of care.

Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Prostate Cancer
Behavioral: Computer-based prostate cancer screening decision aid
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Worksites employing at least 100 men in target age group (45-65 years old)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Worksites with high turnover
  • Non-English speaking workers
  • Temporary or contract workers
45 Years to 65 Years
Contact: Jennifer D Allen, PN, MPH, ScD 617-632-2269
Contact: Elizabeth A Harden, BA 617-632-2185
United States
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Principal Investigator: Jennifer D Allen, PN MPH ScD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Harvard School of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 2005

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