Facilitating Shared Decisionmaking About Prostate Cancer Screening

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00013247
First received: March 14, 2001
Last updated: February 6, 2014
Last verified: February 2007
  Purpose

Due to the disputed efficacy of prostate cancer (CaP) screening and treatment, most authorities recommend that providers inform and involve patients in CaP screening decisions.


Condition Intervention
Prostate Cancer
Behavioral: Prostate Cancer Screening Education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Facilitating Shared Decisionmaking About Prostate Cancer Screening

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Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Estimated Enrollment: 1152
Study Completion Date: December 2002
Arms Assigned Interventions
Arm 1 Behavioral: Prostate Cancer Screening Education

Detailed Description:

Background:

Due to the disputed efficacy of prostate cancer (CaP) screening and treatment, most authorities recommend that providers inform and involve patients in CaP screening decisions.

Objectives:

This study evaluated two interventions designed to facilitate this process.

Methods:

1152 male veterans age 50+ with no CaP and primary care appointments at four VA medical facilities in VISN 23 were randomly assigned to one of three groups: mailed pamphlet intervention, mailed video intervention, or usual care (control). Intervention materials were mailed two weeks prior to a target primary care appointment and patient telephone surveys were conducted one week (T1) and one year (T2) after the target appointment. Outcomes included: a 10- item validated knowledge index; responses to questions on CaP natural history, treatment efficacy, PSA accuracy, and expert disagreement about the PSA; whether screening was discussed with provider; scores on decision information seeking, participation and satisfaction scales; screening and treatment preferences; and PSA testing rates.

Status:

Complete

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients must be male veterans, age 50 and older, with a scheduled primary care appointment at one of 5 VISN 13 medical facilities. Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer will be excluded.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00013247

Locations
United States, Minnesota
VA Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55417
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Melissa R. Partin, PhD Minneapolis VA Health Care System
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00013247     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IIR 99-277
Study First Received: March 14, 2001
Last Updated: February 6, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 29, 2014