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The Effect of a Woman Endoscopist on Adherence to Screening Colonoscopy in Women

50 Years
69 Years
Not Enrolling
Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Trial Information

The Effect of a Woman Endoscopist on Adherence to Screening Colonoscopy in Women

Inclusion Criteria:

- Asymptomatic women age 50-69 years who do not appear to be up to date with CRC
screening based on the absence of billing claims indicating completion of a
colonoscopy within the past ten years, flexible sigmoidoscopy or double contrast
barium enema within the past five years, and fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) within
the past year.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Presence of significant comorbidities (history of colorectal adenocarcinoma,
colectomy or ileostomy, an active cancer or terminal diagnosis, prosthetic heart
valve(s), morbid obesity (over 250 pounds), respiratory disease requiring the use of
oxygen, unstable angina, end-stage renal disease, and ongoing use of warfarin,
heparin, or insulin).

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Outcome Measure:

Proportion of women who complete screening colonoscopy when given a written invitation to request a woman endoscopist vs. no invitation to request a woman endoscopist.

Outcome Time Frame:

Four months of referral for colonoscopy

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Thomas Denberg, MD, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Colorado, Denver


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

WE Study



Start Date:

August 2008

Completion Date:

April 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • screening colonoscopy
  • cancer screening
  • health promotion
  • patient recall
  • patient outreach
  • patient-centered medical home
  • Colorectal Neoplasms



University of Colorado HospitalDenver, Colorado  80262