Objectives. To describe the development of our Patient Preferences for Prostate Cancer Care (PreProCare) tool to aid patient-centered treatment decision among localized prostate cancer patients. Methods. We incorporated patient and provider experiences to develop a patient preference elicitation tool using adaptive conjoint analysis. Our patient-centered approach used systematic literature review, semistructured patient interviews, and provider focus groups to determine the treatment attributes most important for decision making. The resulting computer-based PreProCare tool was pilot tested in a clinical setting. Results. A systematic review of 56 articles published between 1995 and 2015 yielded survival, cancer recurrence, side effects, and complications as attributes of treatment options. We conducted one-on-one interviews with 50 prostate cancer survivors and 5 focus groups of providers. Patients reported anxiety, depression, treatment specifics, and caregiver burden as important for decision making. Providers identified clinical characteristics as important attribute. Input from stakeholders’ advisory group, physicians, and researchers helped finalize 15 attributes for our PreProCare preference assessment tool. Conclusion. The PreProCare tool was developed using a patient-centered approach and may be a feasible and acceptable preference clarification intervention for localized prostate cancer patients. The PreProCare tool may translate into higher participant engagement and self-efficacy, consistent with patients’ personal values.

MDM policy & practice. 2019 Jun 21*** epublish ***

Ravishankar Jayadevappa, Sumedha Chhatre, Joseph J Gallo, S Bruce Malkowicz, J Sanford Schwartz, Marsha N Wittink

Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine., Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine., General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland., Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine., Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.