URO TODAY: A computer-assisted phone counselling service giving advice about prostate cancer options may be more effective than discussing it with your doctor, a US medical school trial has found. READ MORE>
There was an increase in PSA knowledge, and in decisional satisfaction, a decrease in decisional conflict, and a general consistency of those decisions with the man’s values.
Among those initially who had not made a decision, 83.1% made a decision by [the] final survey with decisions equally for or against screening.
The [counselling] intervention provides realistic, unbiased and effective decision support for men facing a difficult and confusing decision.
Our intervention could potentially replace a discussion of PSA testing with the primary care provider for most men.