Accession Number:

ADA409745

Title:

Development of a Computer Decision Support System for Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutations

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Jul 2001-14 Jul 2002

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Development of a Computer Decision System for Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutations is a project uses a decision support system to provide individualized information about the expected benefits of alternative cancer risk reduction strategies for women with either a BRCAl or BRCA2 mutation. The educational booklet and decision support system that were previously developed, are presently being used in the randomized control trial RCT. Currently, eligible women are being identified through out the Philadelphia and surround areas for enrollment in the RCT. This year we focused our attention on developing strategies to locate eligible women in order to increase enrollment in the RCT. Strategies include contacting women who have been tested prior to the start of the RCT, placing advertisements in local newspapers to target high-risk women, and collaborating with various organizations. These strategies have resulted in a major increase in enrollment this year. Through these recruitment strategies, we are confident that we will reach our goal RCT enrollment by next year.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE