Accession Number : ADA542485


Title :   Internet-Based Education for Prostrate Cancer Screening. Addendum


Descriptive Note : Final addendum rept. 31 Dec 2008-30 Nov 2010


Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Kathryn


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a542485.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : 14. 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 Internet-based interventions. The print- and web-based interventions have been completed and we have accrued 1,893 participants to the randomized trial.


Descriptors :   *PROSTATE CANCER , *CANCER SCREENING , *EDUCATION , DISEASES , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , PATIENTS , DEATH , MORTALITY RATE , DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , HEALTH , DECISION MAKING , TEST AND EVALUATION , HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE