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Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Filipino Americans


N/A
50 Years
70 Years
Not Enrolling
Both
Colorectal Cancer

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Trial Information

Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Filipino Americans


The purpose of this research study is to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among
older Filipino Americans, specifically the use of fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs). We will
design a culturally specific intervention, an educational small group discussion with a
Filipino health professional. The effect of the intervention will be tested with 620
Filipino Americans. Subjects will be recruited at community-based organizations and churches
and invited to join a 1 1/2 hour discussion of health issues with their partner and some of
their friends. A third of the subjects will discuss exercise (control group), another third
will discuss CRC and receive an FOBT kit, and the remaining third will discuss CRC and will
not receive an FOBT kit. Three months after the group session, subjects in the CRC
(intervention) groups will receive a letter reminding them to get screened. All subjects
will be interviewed before and 6 months after the group sessions to assess CRC screening
levels in the three groups. Self-reported CRC screening will be verified by a review of
their medical records.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Being: a Filipino American,

- Member of or affiliated with participating community agencies, between the ages of
50 and 70,

- Not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening at baseline

Exclusion Criteria:

- Being younger than 50 or older than 70 years,

- Not being a member or not affiliated with participating community agencies,

- Not being Filipino American or up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening at
baseline

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Screening

Outcome Measure:

Receipt of a colorectal cancer screening test

Outcome Time Frame:

6 months post-intervention

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Annette E Maxwell, Dr.P.H.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of California, Los Angeles

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

RSGT-04-210-01-CPPB

NCT ID:

NCT00742729

Start Date:

September 2004

Completion Date:

June 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Endoscopies
  • Filipino American immigrants
  • Community based organizations and churches
  • Colorectal Neoplasms

Name

Location

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Univ of California Los AngelesLos Angeles, California  90095-6900