Saint Louis, Missouri 63110


The goal of this research study is to find out if a decision aid (DA) created by investigators, I Can PIC, is effective in helping cancer patients make decisions about their health insurance. The investigators will evaluate I Can PIC compared to an attention control condition (existing website created by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network). The study hypothesis is that those randomly assigned to I Can PIC will have higher knowledge about health insurance terms and details, more certainty about the best health insurance plan for them, and more confidence in their health insurance decisions compared to those randomly assigned to the control condition.

Study summary:

In a prior study, the investigators created a consumer-friendly online tool, Show Me Health Plans (SMHP), for those enrolling in health insurance in the ACA marketplace. I Can PIC was developed based on SMHP, with input from an advisory board, and incorporating feedback from semi-structured qualitative interviews with cancer survivors. The investigators created I Can PIC to focus on unique needs of cancer patients and survivors considering health insurance. In this study, the investigators will examine the effectiveness of I Can PIC by conducting a randomized experiment with 275 participants. The trial will compare the I Can PIC to an attention control website developed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Primary outcomes include knowledge, decision self-efficacy, certainty about plan choice, and the match between plan choice and preferences. The investigators will also explore whether financial toxicity, cancer type, and time since diagnosis relate to outcomes.


Inclusion Criteria: - Ability to read English - Diagnosed with cancer in the past 5 years - Residing in Missouri or Illinois Exclusion Criteria: - Eligible for Medicaid or Medicare in Missouri or Illinois - Enrolled in the following types of health insurance plans: Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE or other military healthcare, or Indian Health Services



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Mary C Politi, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

Nerissa George, MPH
Phone: 314-747-5657

Backup Contact:

Nageen Mir, MPH
Phone: 314-747-1968

Location Contact:

Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
United States

Nerissa George, MPH
Phone: 314-747-5657

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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