Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 9, 2005
HealthMark Multimedia is currently recruiting cancer patients and caregivers who live in the Washington DC metropolitan area to test a patient education CD-ROM: Cancer Pain: Your Guide to Relief™.
Participating households receive the Cancer Pain: Your Guide to Relief™ CD-ROM as well as payment for user-testing the CD-ROM. Evaluation participants must have a Windows-based computer and be fluent in English. They will be asked to use the CD-ROM for 6 weeks and then to be interviewed. For more information about the evaluation and criteria for participation, please call: Marguerite Beckley as (202) 448-6158.
More about Cancer Pain: Your Guide to Relief™
Cancer patients fear the pain associated with their disease and its treatment. Up to 90% of cancer patients experience pain. This evaluation is designed to HealthMark understand what cancer patients and caregivers need to know about pain management and how this computer-based program helps them address the multiple aspects of pain management.
An interactive pain tool facilitates reporting pain to the health care team and helps patients track their pain levels and relief over time. Twelve printable fact sheets cover topics such as pain management during hospitalization, finding a pain specialist, and building trust with a doctor. Additionally there are 35 printable medication fact sheets that cover 220 medications for pain and other side effects.
The CD-ROM is narrated with supporting graphics to make the information accessible to users with a range of education levels. This interactive CD-ROM provides information on cancer pain management, including: possible causes of pain; the importance of assessing and describing pain; use of medications; concerns regarding addiction to opioids; complementary methods of pain management, such as acupuncture; and how to work with the medical system to get the best care. Personal stories from patients and their loved ones present the challenges they faced, the knowledge they gained, and how they cope with pain
For those not interested in participating in the evaluation, Cancer Pain: Your Guide to Relief™ can be purchased for $19.95 for a version suitable for individuals and $150 for a multi-user version for organizations. Purchase information is found at http://www.healthmarkmultimedia.com.
About HealthMark Multimedia
HealthMark Multimedia, LLC, a certified woman-owned business, combines graphics, audio, video, and text to develop award-winning interactive, user-friendly software and Web sites for patient treatment and self-care decisions and continuing education for health care professionals. HealthMark Multimedia uses an established network of medical experts, as well as patients and lay caregivers to review and test products for accuracy, relevance, and usefulness.