Accession Number : ADA482247


Title :   Internet-Based Education for Prostate Cancer Screening


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Dec 2006-30 Nov 2007


Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC LOMBARDI CANCER RESEARCH CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Kathryn L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a482247.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : Prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading cancer diagnosis among men and the second leading cause of male cancer death. However, screening asymptomatic men remains controversial, as early diagnosis and treatment of PCa has not yet demonstrated reduced disease-related mortality in a randomized trial. The goal of the current study is to develop and assess widely accessible, easily disseminable methods to assist men in making informed decisions about PCa screening. We will compare the efficacy of a new web-based, interactive decision support approach to our existing print-based PCa screening decision tool, among a diverse sample of male primary care patients. Abundant evidence documents the expanding role of the Internet in increasing access to and understanding of health information and the need for systematic evaluations of Internetbased interventions. The print- and web-based interventions have been


Descriptors :   *PROSTATE CANCER , *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , *CANCER SCREENING , *EDUCATION , MALES , PATIENTS , DEATH , MORTALITY RATE , INTERNET , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , REDUCTION , RANDOM VARIABLES , HEALTH , TEST AND EVALUATION , DECISION MAKING


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE