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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Misra-Hebert AD, Hom G, Klein EA
Testing of a tool for prostate cancer screening discussions in primary care.
As prostate cancer (PCa) screening decisions often occur in outpatient primary care, a brief tool to help the PCa screening conversation in busy clinic settings is needed. This paper discusses a previously-created 9-item tool to aid (PCa) screening discussions. The study found that the brief conversation tool was well received in busy primary-care settings and improved patients' knowledge about the screening decision.
Citation: Misra-Hebert AD, Hom G, Klein EA . Testing of a tool for prostate cancer screening discussions in primary care. Front Oncol 2018 Jun 28;8:238. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00238..
Keywords: Cancer: Prostate Cancer, Decision Making, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Primary Care, Screening
Kistler CE, Vu M, Sutkowi-Hemstreet A
Exploring factors that might influence primary-care provider discussion of and recommendation for prostate and colon cancer screening.
This study sought to examine circumstances under which primary-care providers would discuss and recommend two types of cancer screening services across a spectrum of net benefit and other factors known to influence screening. While most providers' reported practice patterns aligned with net benefit, some providers would discuss and recommend low-value cancer screening, particularly when faced with a patient request.
AHRQ-funded; HS019468; HS021133.
Citation: Kistler CE, Vu M, Sutkowi-Hemstreet A . Exploring factors that might influence primary-care provider discussion of and recommendation for prostate and colon cancer screening. Int J Gen Med 2018 May 17;11:179-90. doi: 10.2147/ijgm.s153887..
Keywords: Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer: Prostate Cancer, Primary Care, Practice Patterns, Screening