Moffitt Accrual Analysis System (MAAS)

Developers: Terrance L. Albrecht, Christina Blanchard, John C. Ruckdeschel, Michael Coovert, Rebecca Strongbow

Year of publication: 1999

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Oncology/cancer patients

Restriction to setting(s): Consultation about participation in clinical trial

Target group: Cancer patients eligible for a clinical trial

Language(s): English


Specific constructs/behaviours:

Accrual behavior and enrollment into RCT:
Global judgements:
Hierarchical rapport Connection, MD-PT Trust, MD-PT
MD code
PT code
MD responsiveness to PT concerns
MD directed toward signed consent Conformity to legal consent form
Sharing of floor time
Amount info given
MD information orientation, opinion-based MD information orientation, data-based

Tool topics:

Facilitative communication / stimulating patient activation
Gathering information/listening
Information giving / providing information / explanation and planning
Persuasive behaviors
Relationship building

Intended application: Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Albrecht TL, Blanchard C, Ruckdeschel JC, Coovert M, Strongbow R. Strategic physician communication and oncology clinical trials. J Clin Oncol. 1999 Oct;17(10):3324-32. doi: 10.1200/JCO.1999.17.10.3324.

Reference links:

Tool/manual available: On request. (Upon request)

Tool description by the author:

There is a revision of the MAAS, named the KAAS, see: