Development and pilot testing of an online screening decision aid for men with a family history of prostate cancer
AuthorWakefield, CE; Watts, KJ; Meiser, B; Sansom-Daly, U; Barratt, A; Mann, GJ; Lobb, EA; Gaff, CL; Howard, K; Patel, MI
Source TitlePatient Education and Counseling
PublisherELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
University of Melbourne Author/sGaff, Clara
AffiliationPaediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsWakefield, C. E., Watts, K. J., Meiser, B., Sansom-Daly, U., Barratt, A., Mann, G. J., Lobb, E. A., Gaff, C. L., Howard, K. & Patel, M. I. (2011). Development and pilot testing of an online screening decision aid for men with a family history of prostate cancer. PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, 83 (1), pp.64-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2010.05.025.
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OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to develop and pilot test an online screening decision aid (DA) for men with a family history of prostate cancer. METHODS: Eligible men (with no previous prostate cancer diagnosis) were recruited through relatives attending a urology outpatient clinic. Men evaluated the DA in two stages. First, they appraised a paper-based version using a questionnaire (n=22). Second, the same men were asked to reflect on an interactive web-based version via a semi-structured telephone interview (n=20). RESULTS: Men evaluated both forms of the DA positively. Of the paper-based version, the majority of participants found the DA useful (91%), and that it contained enough information to make a screening decision (73%). All participants reported that the online DA was easy to use and navigate. Most participants reported that a website was their preferred mode of receiving prostate cancer screening information (70%). CONCLUSION: The developed DA may represent the first online decision-making tool designed specifically for men with a family history prostate cancer that presents age and risk specific information to the user. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Comprehensive evaluations of the efficacy and impact of educational interventions such as this are crucial to improve services for individuals making informed screening decisions.
KeywordsCancer Genetics; Preventive Medicine; Cancer and Related Disorders; Preventive Medicine; Men's Health
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