Evaluating the impact of cancer screening patient decision aids accessed through the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

Project number: 
19-017
Approval date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Principal Investigator: 
Neil-Sztramko,Sarah
Institution: 
McMaster University
Funding Agency: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR),Canadian Cancer Society,Canadian Cancer Society
Datasets requested: 
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

a)
Does the use of patient decision aids via the Optimal Aging Portal (OAP), or use of OAP alone, change decisional conflict, knowledge of screening options, and congruency between a values and preference-based decision to be screened and screening behaviour?
What KT strategies do participants use and engage with when accessing decision aids and what are some barriers to information use?

b)
We hypothesize that individuals assigned to the tailored knowledge translation interventions (decision aids via the OAP and the use of OAP alone) will show decreased decisional conflict, increased knowledge of cancer screening, and be more likely to achieve a quality decision compared to a control group.
We hypothesize that individuals assigned to the tailored knowledge translation interventions (decision aids via the OAP and the use of OAP alone) will have a greater level of engagement with KT strategies such as emails and the OAP website, and report fewer barriers to information use.


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