RECURRENT PROSTATE CANCER: A DECISION SUPPORT GUIDE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2R44CA088557-02
Agency Tracking Number: CA088557
Amount: $732,685.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC, 1201 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, #250, WASHINGTON, DC, 20036
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ANN MCFARREN
 (202) 265-0033
 AMCFARREN@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM
Business Contact
 SUSAN BRINK
Phone: (202) 265-0033
Email: SBRINK@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An estimated 50-75% of men undergoing surgery or radiation treatment for prostate cancer will experience signs of recurrence within 10 years, prompting additional treatment decisions. The proposed Recurrent Prostate Cancer: Your Decision Notebook TM CD-ROM will provide information and interactive tools to focus patient learning and promote informed treatment decision-making. HealthMark completed the Phase I project aims, demonstrating the feasibility of producing a multimedia tool that improves patients' knowledge and increases self-efficacy of treatment decision-making processes. In Phase II, HealthMark will produce the remainder of the product's information and interactive decision-support tools. A National Medical Review Board will review the CD-ROM for accuracy and patient appropriateness. A two-group randomized field test will assess the programs' effectiveness at changing patients' knowledge, decision self-efficacy and decision satisfaction, while decreasing decision uncertainty.

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