Abstract # 2685 A Randomized Prospective Trial of the Effect of Video Radiation Oncology Education on Patient Anxiety

Presenter: Hahn, Carol

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Video education for adult radiation oncology patients can decrease anxiety levels in certain patients. The greatest impact was seen for subjects with breast cancer, enrolled at tertiary care centers or of younger age. These factors should influence clinicians in terms of counseling certain patient groups to consider educational aids such as videos to better meet patient needs. NCCN scores correlated well with the results of the STAI. Brief anxiety measures may be substituted for lengthier inquiries with similar results, which supports use of these tools in clinical practice.