A study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and conducted by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center seeks participants to determine the effectiveness of educational materials for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients and their caregivers.
"Newly diagnosed patients are flooded with information and we hope to determine in what way of delivering that information is most effective," says Stephanie Avakian, a research coordinator for the study.
Patients and caregivers in the study will receive comprehensive education materials about prostate cancer, as well as access to a trained community navigator. This study offers patient-centered treatment and outcomes information to both patients and caregivers to facilitate cancer continuum of care.
"This study looks specifically at addressing the educational and psychosocial needs of men recently diagnosed and undergoing treatment for prostate cancer as well as their caregivers," said Brian Rivers, Ph.D., M.P.H., principal investigator of this study and associate member of the Health Outcomes & Behavior Program at Moffitt.
To participate in the study, patients must have been diagnosed with prostate cancer within the last six months and be between the ages of 40-80. Those patients must also have a caregiver willing to participate. Participants will be compensated for their time.
Those interested in participating may get more information at Moffitt.PCORI@gmail.com.