Information needs of men regarding prostate cancer screening and the effect of a brief decision aid.

@article{Sheridan2004InformationNO,
  title={Information needs of men regarding prostate cancer screening and the effect of a brief decision aid.},
  author={Stacey L. Sheridan and Kathryn Felix and Michael P Pignone and Carmen L. Lewis},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2004},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={345-51}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about what information affects men's decisions about prostate cancer screening. METHODS We developed a four-part decision aid about prostate cancer screening and tested it in men, ages 45-85, to determine how the information in each part--(1) the epidemiology of prostate cancer; (2) the PSA test; (3) prostate biopsy and treatment options for prostate cancer; and (4) balance sheets to aid decision-making--affected men's interest in screening. RESULTS One hundred… CONTINUE READING

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