Worksite Model to Increase Informed Decision-making for Prostate Cancer Screening

Project Description

[Note this project has ended.] The usefulness of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test is widely debated, but every man is advised to discuss the potential risks and benefits of screening with his physician, so that he can make an informed choice about screening. In this study, researchers developed and evaluated a worksite model for prostate cancer education designed to promote informed decision-making regarding screening. Worksites provided access to a large segment of the at-risk population, a location where educational events can be held, and a setting where programs can be institutionalized over time. This study used a randomized controlled design, including an intervention condition that included an interactive, computerized decision aid to facilitate individualized screening decisions.

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Allen
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Funding Dates: October 1, 2004 – September 30, 2007
Contact: Jennifer Allen


Journal Articles

Allen JD, Mohllajee AP, Shelton RC, Drake BF, Mars DR. A computer-tailored intervention to promote informed decision making for prostate cancer screening among African-American men. Am J Mens Health. 2009 Dec;3(4):340-51. Epub 2008 Oct 20.