The Effect of Previsit Education in Breast Cancer Patients

A Study of a Shared-decision-making Tool

Victoria Serpico, Amy E. Liepert, Kenneth Boucher, Diane L. Fouts, Layla Anderson, Joyce Pell, Leigh A Neumayer

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Abstract

To enhance shared decision-making for patients with breast cancer, we developed an evidence-based educational breast cancer video (BCV) providing an overview of breast cancer biology, prognostic indicators, and surgical treatment options while introducing health care choice. By providing patients access to a BCV with information necessary to make informed surgical decisions before seeing a surgeon, we aimed to increase patient participation in the decision-making process, while decreasing distress. Patients with a new diagnosis of breast cancer were provided a link to the BCV. Group 1 participated in online pre- and postvideo questionnaires, with the BCV embedded in between. The questionnaires evaluated self-reported baseline knowledge of breast cancer and perceived distress related to the diagnosis. Changes in self-reported responses were analyzed using the Wilcoxon matched pairs test. Group 2 received a survey collecting demographics, decision-making information, and perceptions of the BCV at the time of clinic visit before meeting the surgeon. Group 1 included 69 subjects with 62 per cent reporting improved knowledge and 30 per cent reporting reduced distress in regard to their breast cancer diagnosis. Group 2 included 87 subjects; 94 to 98 per cent felt the BCV provided information and stimulated thoughts and questions to assist in breast cancer treatment decision-making. The BCV was positively received by participants and feasible to implement into clinical practice. Evidence-based media tools improve knowledge and reduce distress in patients with a new diagnosis of breast cancer as well as contributing to the shared decision-making process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalThe American surgeon
Volume82
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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Decision Making
Breast Neoplasms
Education
Patient Participation
Ambulatory Care
Demography
Delivery of Health Care

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Serpico, V., Liepert, A. E., Boucher, K., Fouts, D. L., Anderson, L., Pell, J., & Neumayer, L. A. (2016). The Effect of Previsit Education in Breast Cancer Patients: A Study of a Shared-decision-making Tool. The American surgeon, 82(3), 259-265.

The Effect of Previsit Education in Breast Cancer Patients : A Study of a Shared-decision-making Tool. / Serpico, Victoria; Liepert, Amy E.; Boucher, Kenneth; Fouts, Diane L.; Anderson, Layla; Pell, Joyce; Neumayer, Leigh A.

In: The American surgeon, Vol. 82, No. 3, 01.03.2016, p. 259-265.

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Serpico, V, Liepert, AE, Boucher, K, Fouts, DL, Anderson, L, Pell, J & Neumayer, LA 2016, 'The Effect of Previsit Education in Breast Cancer Patients: A Study of a Shared-decision-making Tool', The American surgeon, vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 259-265.
Serpico V, Liepert AE, Boucher K, Fouts DL, Anderson L, Pell J et al. The Effect of Previsit Education in Breast Cancer Patients: A Study of a Shared-decision-making Tool. The American surgeon. 2016 Mar 1;82(3):259-265.
Serpico, Victoria ; Liepert, Amy E. ; Boucher, Kenneth ; Fouts, Diane L. ; Anderson, Layla ; Pell, Joyce ; Neumayer, Leigh A. / The Effect of Previsit Education in Breast Cancer Patients : A Study of a Shared-decision-making Tool. In: The American surgeon. 2016 ; Vol. 82, No. 3. pp. 259-265.
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