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OBJECTIVES To assess patients' preferences about how physicians' deliver news of a prostate cancer diagnosis, and patients' preferred participation in medical decision-making, with a secondary objective being to validate the Measure of Patients' Preferences (MPP) scale with these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-seven men (mean age 62.4 years)(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine whether a relationship exists between preferences for involvement in decision making and type of information in patients with cancer. DESIGN Survey, correlational. SETTING Community urology clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. SAMPLE Convenience sample of 57 men (mean age of 71 years). METHODS Subjects completed a(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify and compare information and decision preferences of men with prostate cancer and their partners at the time of diagnosis. A convenience sample of 80 couples was recruited from The Prostate Centre in Vancouver, Canada. Participants used a computerized version of two previously used measures with this population:(More)
Developing approaches to improve the use of scarce health care resources is of increasing importance in cancer care. Being able to target the provision of information to the primary needs of consumers ensures more productive use of expensive teaching time by health care professionals. Researchers and clinicians have used a variety of measurement techniques(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the hypothesis that assisting men with prostate cancer to obtain information would enable them to assume a more active role in treatment decision making and decrease their levels of anxiety and depression. Respondents were recruited from one community urology clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sixty newly diagnosed men(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine if providing individualized information to men who are newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and their partners would lower their levels of psychological distress and enable them to become more active participants in treatment decision making. DESIGN Quasiexperimental, one group, pretest/post-test. SETTING The Prostate(More)
Asymptomatic men with low-risk, early-stage prostate cancer are eligible for active surveillance (AS), which offers a means to monitor the cancer while delaying treatment. However, AS operates within a unique set of circumstances that advocate monitoring, rather than immediate treatment, and men's health practices are central to coping with the inherent(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this trial was to compare usual patient education plus the Internet-based Personal Patient Profile-Prostate, vs. usual education alone, on conflict associated with decision making, plus explore time-to-treatment, and treatment choice. METHODS A randomized, multi-center clinical trial was conducted with measures at baseline, 1-,(More)
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Active surveillance is a management strategy that offers patients the hope of avoiding the side effects associated with unnecessary treatment. This study identifies the resources required by men who choose to be on active surveillance to support them in their treatment decision. (More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if providing men with information about screening for prostate cancer would enable them to assume a more active role in decision making with their family physician, and lower levels of anxiety and decisional conflict. Men were recruited from one family medical clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. One hundred men scheduled(More)