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Jibaja-Weiss ML , Volk RJ , Granch TS , Nefe NE , Spann SJ , Aoki N , Robinson EK , Freidman LC , Beck JR
Entertainment education for informed breast cancer treatment decisions in low-literate women: development and initial evaluation of a patient decision aid
J Cancer Educ. 2006 Fall;21(3) :133-9
PMID: 17371175 URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17371175
AbstractBACKGROUND: We report on the development and initial evaluation of a novel computerized decision support system (CDSS) that utilizes concepts from entertainment education (edutainment) to assist low-literate, multiethnic women in making initial surgical treatment decisions. METHOD: We randomly assigned 51 patients diagnosed with early stage breast cancer to use the decision aid. RESULTS: Patients who viewed the CDSS improved their knowledge of breast cancer treatment; found the application easy to use and understand, informative, and enjoyable; and were less worried about treatment. CONCLUSION: The system clearly reached its intended objectives to create a usable decision aid for low-literate, novice computer users.
NotesJibaja-Weiss, Maria L Volk, Robert J Granch, Thomas S Nefe, Nancy E Spann, Stephen J Aoki, Noriaki Robinson, Emily K Freidman, Lois C Beck, J Robert Randomized Controlled Trial Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. United States Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education J Cancer Educ. 2006 Fall;21(3):133-9.