The effects of the PDQ patient information file (PIF) on patients' knowledge, enrollment in clinical trials, and satisfaction.

@article{Berner1997TheEO,
  title={The effects of the PDQ patient information file (PIF) on patients' knowledge, enrollment in clinical trials, and satisfaction.},
  author={Eta S. Berner and Edward Partridge and Steve K. Baum},
  journal={Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={121-5}
}
BACKGROUND This study examined the outcomes of providing a copy of the PDQ Patient Information File (PIF) to cancer patients. METHODS Patients with cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancers were randomized to two groups: 1) verbal communication only and 2) verbal communication plus PIF. Cancer knowledge and satisfaction with the PIF and the information received were assessed with telephone interviews. Clinical trial registries were reviewed to determine enrollment in clinical trials… CONTINUE READING

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