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Educational Interventions for Patients With DCIS

This study has been completed.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Information provided by:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: September 7, 2005
Last updated: December 22, 2007
Last verified: December 2007
The purpose of this study is to determine whether adding an educational intervention, in the form of a decision board, which outlines the risks and benefits of treatment options for DCIS, at the time of the first surgical consultation will improve decision making for women with DCIS.

Condition Intervention
DCIS Device: Decision Board

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: A Randomized Trial for Educational Interventions for Patients With DCIS Actually Making Treatment Decisions

Further study details as provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the impact of an educational intervention on the decision-making in women with DCIS. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the effect of an intervention on 1)satisfaction with decision-making, 2)knowledge of treatment options, 3)risk assessment, 4)treatment choice, 5)factors motivating treatment choice and 6)anxiety related to diagnosis. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: May 2003
Study Completion Date: August 2006
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: Decision Board
    Decision board that explains the risks and benefits of treatment options
Detailed Description:
  • The decision board explains the risks and benefits of mastectomy, excision and radiation, excision, radiation, and tamoxifen, excision alone, and excision without radiation and tamoxifen for women with DCIS.
  • Patients will receive a decision board to take home for review. Two fifteen-minute telephone interviews will be conducted, one approximately one week after enrollment and one 2 months after enrollment.
  • In the phone interviews, patients will asked to complete a brief survey. This survey will ask abou DCIS in general, the patient's treatment decisions, their feelings, as well as their experience with the decision board.
  • This study will take about 2 months.

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible patients will include women over the age of 25 with newly-diagnosed DCIS who are candidates for breast conserving therapy.
  • Pathologic confirmation of DCIS without evidence of invasive breast cancer and mammograms showing a single suspicious focus without mammographic or clinical evidence of multicentricity.
  • Patients that have not made a decision regarding management of DCIS
  • Eligible for radiotherapy to breast
  • Oral and written knowledge of English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that have undergone mastectomy
  • History of prior radiotherapy to the breast, scleroderma or systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Clinically palpable disease in the axilla or contralateral breast cancer
  • Co-morbidities that would render them ineligible for general anesthesia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00148655

United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Faulkner Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02130
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Eric Winer, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Eric Winer, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT00148655     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-331
Study First Received: September 7, 2005
Last Updated: December 22, 2007

Keywords provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
educational intervention
decision board
DCIS processed this record on September 19, 2017