The purpose of this research study is to better understand, from the perspective of Black patients, whether telemedicine visits make prostate cancer decision making easier or harder. The COVID-19 pandemic made it more difficult for patients to see their doctors, but care could continue by having appointments via a computer or phone, which many prostate cancer doctors used. Whether in person or remote, successfully choosing a treatment for prostate cancer often uses shared decision making (SDM), the process where doctors and patients work together to make decisions that match what matters to patients, but it is unknown whether virtual appointments make discussions better or worse. Other studies have shown that Black patients may be less satisfied with their treatment choices than non-Black patients. Therefore, it is important that we understand how to improve the same quality of care for Black patients.
If you agree to take part in this research, you will participate in a video/audio or telephone interview designed to capture opinions about your experience with treatment decision making and the visits with your doctors. You will also answer questions about your demographics. This interview will take about 60-90 minutes.
$50 VISA gift card, Participants will be given the option to receive summary results upon study completion.
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Clinical or Medical
Opinions and Perceptions