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Evaluation of an Intervention to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care Clinics

50 Years
75 Years
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Colorectal Cancer

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Trial Information

Evaluation of an Intervention to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care Clinics

Inclusion Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria for the Patient-focused Intervention

- Average risk

- Male or female

- 50-75 years

- Scheduled for non-acute ambulatory care visit at one of the study sites

- Due for CRC screening including no record of FOBT in the past year, no record of
flexible sigmoidoscopy in the past 5 years, no record of colonoscopy in the past 10
years, and no record of double contrast barium enema in the past 5 years

Inclusion Criteria for the Clinic-focused Intervention

- Primary care clinicians, to include the following specialties: Family
Practice/General Practice Physicians, General Internal Medicine Physicians, Nurse
Practitioners in Family/General Practice, Physician Assistants who conduct non-acute
ambulatory medical exams in study clinics

- Primary care clinical staff, to include nurses, medical assistants, and appointment

Exclusion Criteria (Patients):

- Prior diagnosis of CRC

- Prior diagnosis of colorectal polyps

- Prior diagnosis of ulcerative colitis

- Prior diagnosis of Crohn's Disease

- Prior diagnosis of hereditary nonpolyposis or polyposis

- Medical records contain an International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) code for
family history of CRC

- Younger than 50 years of age

- Older than 80 years of age.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

Changes in colorectal cancer screening rates (4 modalities)

Outcome Time Frame:

One year post initiation of intervention

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Judith Lee Smith, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


United States: Federal Government

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2009

Completion Date:

December 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Patient education
  • Physician education
  • Colorectal Neoplasms



Henry Ford Health System Detroit, Michigan  48202
ABQ Health Partners/Lovelace Clinic Foundation Albuquerque, New Mexico  87106
Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation Seattle, Washington  98109