Promoting Colon Cancer Screening Among African Americans
- Compare rates of participation in fecal occult blood testing and endoscopic screening
(colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy) among African-Americans who receive an interactive
computer intervention (ICI) versus a non-tailored colorectal cancer screening brochure.
- Examine mediators and moderators of intervention effectiveness as depicted in the
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Participants are stratified according to site, age (≤ 65 years old vs > 65 years old) and
gender. Participants are randomized to one of two arms.
- Arm I (non-tailored colorectal cancer screening brochure): Participants undergo a
baseline interview via telephone and receive a colorectal cancer screening brochure in
the clinic prior to visit with healthcare provider. Participants then undergo telephone
interviews at 1 week, 6 months, and 15 months.
- Arm II (interactive computer intervention [ICI]): Participants undergo a baseline
interview via telephone and complete an ICI in the clinic prior to visit with
healthcare provider. Participants then undergo telephone interviews at 1 week, 6
months, and 15 months.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Self-reported colorectal cancer (CRC) screening adherence with medical record verification of screening test completion
6 and 15 months post-intervention
Susan Rawl, PhD, RN
Indiana University School of Medicine
United States: Institutional Review Board
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