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Use of and reactions to a tailored CD-ROM designed to enhance oncologist-patient communication: the SCOPE trial intervention.

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Skinner, CS; Pollak, KI; Farrell, D; Olsen, MK; Jeffreys, AS; Tulsky, JA
Published in: Patient Educ Couns
October 2009

OBJECTIVE: Assess use of and reactions to an interactive, tailored CD-ROM to enhance oncologist-patient communication. METHODS: Participating oncologists (n=48) agreed to have patient interactions audio recorded, be randomly assigned to receive/not receive a CD-ROM, have CD-ROM usage monitored (intervention group) and complete a follow-up survey. RESULTS: Twenty-one of 24 in the intervention group reported using the CD-ROM. Median usage minutes were 63.8. At follow-up, oncologists rated the CD-ROM from 1 ("none" or "not at all helpful") to 5 ("a great deal" or "very helpful"). Mean responses were: 3.1 and 3.0 for 2 items assessing perceived impact on communications, 3.8-4.0 for 6 items assessing perceived helpfulness, 3.0 and 3.10 for 2 items assessing impact on affecting oncologists' communication with patients and assistance with challenging conversations, respectively, and 3.6 for whether using the CD-ROM was worth their time. Self-report of how much oncologists had used the covered skills before and after intervention showed a perceived increase (2.8 before and 3.2 after). CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest the tailored interactive CD-ROM has promise for use and acceptance among oncologists. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: If ultimately found effective in changing oncologist's communication with patients, the CD-ROM's widespread dissemination should be explored.

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Patient Educ Couns

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EISSN

1873-5134

Publication Date

October 2009

Volume

77

Issue

1

Start / End Page

90 / 96

Location

Ireland

Related Subject Headings

  • Random Allocation
  • Public Health
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Educational Status
 

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Skinner, C. S., Pollak, K. I., Farrell, D., Olsen, M. K., Jeffreys, A. S., & Tulsky, J. A. (2009). Use of and reactions to a tailored CD-ROM designed to enhance oncologist-patient communication: the SCOPE trial intervention. Patient Educ Couns, 77(1), 90–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2009.02.010
Skinner, Celette Sugg, Kathryn I. Pollak, David Farrell, Maren K. Olsen, Amy S. Jeffreys, and James A. Tulsky. “Use of and reactions to a tailored CD-ROM designed to enhance oncologist-patient communication: the SCOPE trial intervention.Patient Educ Couns 77, no. 1 (October 2009): 90–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2009.02.010.
Skinner CS, Pollak KI, Farrell D, Olsen MK, Jeffreys AS, Tulsky JA. Use of and reactions to a tailored CD-ROM designed to enhance oncologist-patient communication: the SCOPE trial intervention. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Oct;77(1):90–6.
Skinner, Celette Sugg, et al. “Use of and reactions to a tailored CD-ROM designed to enhance oncologist-patient communication: the SCOPE trial intervention.Patient Educ Couns, vol. 77, no. 1, Oct. 2009, pp. 90–96. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.pec.2009.02.010.
Skinner CS, Pollak KI, Farrell D, Olsen MK, Jeffreys AS, Tulsky JA. Use of and reactions to a tailored CD-ROM designed to enhance oncologist-patient communication: the SCOPE trial intervention. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Oct;77(1):90–96.
Journal cover image

Published In

Patient Educ Couns

DOI

EISSN

1873-5134

Publication Date

October 2009

Volume

77

Issue

1

Start / End Page

90 / 96

Location

Ireland

Related Subject Headings

  • Random Allocation
  • Public Health
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Educational Status