The utility of a multimedia education program for prostate cancer patients: a formative evaluation  

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58257
Title:
The utility of a multimedia education program for prostate cancer patients: a formative evaluation  
Authors:
Flynn, D. (Darren); van Schaik, P. (Paul) ( 0000-0001-5322-6554 ) ; van Wersch, A. (Anna); Ahmed, T.; Chadwick, D. (David)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law; James Cook University Hospital. Department of Urology.
Citation:
Flynn, D. et. al. (2004) 'The utility of a multimedia education program for prostate cancer patients: a formative evaluation', British Journal of Cancer, 91(5), pp.855-860.
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer
Issue Date:
Aug-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58257
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6602071
Abstract:
A multimedia program (MMP) was developed to educate patients with prostate cancer about their disease. A within-subjects design was used to investigate the changes in levels of cancer-related knowledge, psychosocial functioning, treatment decision-making role and information needs immediately after browsing the MMP. The participants were 67 men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Psychosocial functioning was assessed with 20 items describing common emotional states and coping strategies employed by cancer patients. Treatment decision-making role was assessed with the Control Preference Scale. A principle component analysis of the 20 psychosocial items yielded three components: distress, positive approach and nonacceptance. After browsing the MMP significant increases in knowledge and reductions in distress were reported. Marital status was significantly associated with knowledge gain. Married men and those attending the study session with their spouse displayed a significant shift towards a more active role in treatment decisions. The majority of information needs were fulfilled by the MMP; however, information related to the likelihood of a cure, treatment side effects, coping strategies and aetiology were not completely satisfied by the MMP. Implications of the findings and suggestions for future work on the design and evaluation of the MMP are discussed.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
prostate cancer; knowledge; psychosocial functioning; decision-making; multimedia; information needs; education program
ISSN:
1532-1827
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 18/12/09]
Citation Count:
6 [Scopus, 18/12/09]

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dc.contributor.authorFlynn, D. (Darren)-
dc.contributor.authorvan Schaik, P. (Paul)-
dc.contributor.authorvan Wersch, A. (Anna)-
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, T.-
dc.contributor.authorChadwick, D. (David)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:47:17Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:47:17Z-
dc.date.issued2004-08-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Cancer; 91(5): 855-860-
dc.identifier.issn1532-1827-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.bjc.6602071-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58257-
dc.description.abstractA multimedia program (MMP) was developed to educate patients with prostate cancer about their disease. A within-subjects design was used to investigate the changes in levels of cancer-related knowledge, psychosocial functioning, treatment decision-making role and information needs immediately after browsing the MMP. The participants were 67 men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Psychosocial functioning was assessed with 20 items describing common emotional states and coping strategies employed by cancer patients. Treatment decision-making role was assessed with the Control Preference Scale. A principle component analysis of the 20 psychosocial items yielded three components: distress, positive approach and nonacceptance. After browsing the MMP significant increases in knowledge and reductions in distress were reported. Marital status was significantly associated with knowledge gain. Married men and those attending the study session with their spouse displayed a significant shift towards a more active role in treatment decisions. The majority of information needs were fulfilled by the MMP; however, information related to the likelihood of a cure, treatment side effects, coping strategies and aetiology were not completely satisfied by the MMP. Implications of the findings and suggestions for future work on the design and evaluation of the MMP are discussed.-
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 18/12/09]-
dc.subjectprostate cancer-
dc.subjectknowledge-
dc.subjectpsychosocial functioning-
dc.subjectdecision-making-
dc.subjectmultimedia-
dc.subjectinformation needs-
dc.subjecteducation program-
dc.titleThe utility of a multimedia education program for prostate cancer patients: a formative evaluation  -
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law; James Cook University Hospital. Department of Urology.-
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Cancer-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount6 [Scopus, 18/12/09]-
or.citation.harvardFlynn, D. et. al. (2004) 'The utility of a multimedia education program for prostate cancer patients: a formative evaluation', British Journal of Cancer, 91(5), pp.855-860.-
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