CJC Doctoral Student and Faculty Develop Web-Based Conversation Aid for Patients with Thyroid Nodules
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student Diliara Bagautdinova, former CJC faculty member Carma Bylund and CJC Advertising Professor Debbie Triese are the co-authors of “Development and Pilot Testing of a Conversation Aid to Support the Evaluation of Patients with Thyroid Nodules” published in Clinical Endocrinology on Sept. 29.
Bagautdinova, Bylund, and Triese are three of the 12 co-authors that developed a web-based Thyroid NOdule Conversation (TNOC) aid following a human-centered design in collaboration with patients and clinicians.
According to the authors, “The use of TNOC was associated with increased involvement of patients in the decision-making process, clinician satisfaction and discussion of relevant topics for decision making. In addition, decreased decisional conflict and fewer thyroid biopsies as the next management step were noted in the TNOC cohort. No differences in terms of knowledge transfer, length of consultation, thyroid cancer risk perception or concern for thyroid cancer diagnosis were found.”