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Two Delivery Channels to Improve CRC Screening


N/A
50 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Female
Colorectal Cancer

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Trial Information

Two Delivery Channels to Improve CRC Screening


OBJECTIVES:

- Compare traditional print versus simple electronic communication versus usual care, in
terms of increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, in average-risk women
attending a routine OB/Gyn visit.

- Explore the moderating role of attentional style and background variables on the impact
of the interventions in these participants.

- Determine the mediating effect of potential cognitive-affective factors related to CRC
screening in these participants.

- Investigate the comparative cost-effectiveness of these interventions to improve CRC
screening adherence.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Participants are randomized to 1 of 3 screening arms.

- Arm I: Participants are contacted by simple electronic communication methods by an
email message linked to a personalized website.

- Arm II: Participants are contacted by traditional print communication methods.

- Arm III: Participants are observed (usual care). Participants in arms I and II are
randomized a second time to receive messages about colorectal cancer screening that are
matched or mismatched to their attentional style.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 5,000 participants will be accrued for this study.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- At average risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) as defined by the following criteria:

- Asymptomatic without a personal history of colorectal polyps or cancer

- No inflammatory bowel disease

- No family history of familial adenomatous polyposis or hereditary nonpolyposis
CRC

- No CRC in more than one first-degree relative

- Nonadherent with standard CRC screening recommendations at the time of index OB/Gyn
appointment

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Email accessible at home and/or work

- Able to communicate with ease in English

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- Not specified

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Outcome Measure:

Comparison of traditional print versus simple electronic communication versus usual care in terms of increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

David Weinberg, MD, MSC

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Authority:

Unspecified

Study ID:

CDR0000538413

NCT ID:

NCT00459030

Start Date:

October 2005

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • colon cancer
  • rectal cancer
  • Colorectal Neoplasms

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Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center - PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19111-2497