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UICC World Cancer Congress 2006
Bridging the Gap: Transforming Knowledge into Action
July 8-12, 2006, Washington, DC, USA
Methods: Iterative prototyping and participatory design activities were used to develop materials and the online prescription process with input from a variety of clinical partners, including physicians, nurses, clinical educators, informatics researchers and other healthcare workers. Usability testing was conducted with patients and clinicians who have accessed the online materials.
Results: Preliminary evaluation data show that materials and processes were designed effectively using participatory methods. Feedback collected from patients and clinicians has enabled the team to analyze results and make appropriate revisions to the PEPTalk web site, education materials and the online prescription process. Patients and clinicians find tailored, culturally relevant information for managing cancer useful and usable. Challenges remain regarding full integration in busy clinical processes, and we continue to develop the PEPTalk materials and processes using iterative feedback from key stakeholders.