Know Cancer

or
forgot password

Wake Forest University Cervical Screening and Follow Up System for Hispanic Women - A Pilot Study


N/A
18 Years
70 Years
Not Enrolling
Female
Cervical Cancer

Thank you

Trial Information

Wake Forest University Cervical Screening and Follow Up System for Hispanic Women - A Pilot Study


OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- Determine the reasons for nonadherence to follow-up in Hispanic women with abnormal Pap
smear findings.

- Assess the effect of written educational information and phone calls on follow-up rate
in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a pilot, cross-sectional, controlled, multicenter study. Patients are
sequentially assigned to 1 of 3 intervention groups.

- Group 1 (control): Patients complete a standardized Spanish survey questionnaire,
assessing their demographic information, knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, experiences
with cervical screening, past medical history, and prior treatment, either in person
(for those who kept their colposcopy appointment) or over the telephone (for those who
did not keep their colposcopy appointment). Additional questions are added for patients
who did not keep their colposcopy appointment to test for differences and to learn the
reasons for not keeping their appointment.

- Group 2 (written educational information): Patients receive notification of their
colposcopy appointment and an educational letter about Pap smears, cervical cancer
risk, and the purpose and procedure of colposcopy. They complete the standardized
Spanish survey questionnaire as in group 1.

- Group 3 (phone call): Patients receive notification of their colposcopy appointment and
a personal telephone call educating them about Pap smears, cervical cancer risk, and
the purpose and procedure of colposcopy. They complete the standardized Spanish survey
questionnaire as in group 1.

All patients are asked to agree to submit residual Pap smear fluid to the Comprehensive
Cancer Center of Wake Forest University tumor bank, and be included in a tracking system to
insure future follow-up communications.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Abnormal Pap smear findings indicating the need for further treatment at the
colposcopy clinic

- Scheduled for colposcopy at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University

- No history of invasive cervical cancer

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Must be of Hispanic background, including any of the following:

- Hispanic

- Latino

- Chicano

- Mexican American

- Puerto Rican

- Cuban American

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- Not specified

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Outcome Measure:

Reasons for nonadherence to follow-up

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Brigitte E. Miller, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CCCWFU-30104B

NCT ID:

NCT00483288

Start Date:

May 2005

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • cervical cancer
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

Name

Location

Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer CenterWinston-Salem, North Carolina  27157-1096