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Testing messages to encourage discussion of clinical trials among cancer survivors and their physicians: examining monitoring style and message detail.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23143846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Encouraging cancer survivors to discuss clinical trials with their physicians may increase enrollment in clinical trials. Health messages offer one method for encouraging such discussions. We hypothesized that matching messages to an individual's preference for detailed or non-detailed information (i.e., monitoring style) would result in more discussions. Participants (N = 538) were cancer survivors, who phoned the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service (CIS). Participants were classified as higher or lower monitors and then randomized to receive detailed or non-detailed messages in the mail 1 and 4 weeks following their baseline CIS call. At 12 weeks, there was a significant interaction between monitoring style and message detail. Follow-up analyses were nonsignificant but suggested a theoretically consistent pattern in which non-detailed messages were more effective among lower monitors. These findings imply that providing extremely detailed information may be excessive, even to individuals engaged in information seeking behavior.
Lindsay R Duncan; Amy E Latimer; Elizabeth Pomery; Susan E Rivers; Michelle C Berotoli; Peter Salovey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1543-0154     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cancer Educ     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-27     Completed Date:  2013-09-12     Revised Date:  2014-03-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610343     Medline TA:  J Cancer Educ     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic*
Critical Care / standards*
Health Behavior*
Information Services
Intervention Studies
National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
Neoplasms / prevention & control*,  psychology
Survivors / psychology*
Text Messaging*
United States
Grant Support

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