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Increasing Primary Care Physician Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates


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Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Trial Information

Increasing Primary Care Physician Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates


Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Although colorectal
cancer screening (CRCS) is effective, cost-effective and consistently recommended by
clinical practice guidelines, only 57.3% of the adults over 50 years have been screened
within the recommended interval. Preliminary research conducted by this PI demonstrates that
approximately 90% of patients who have not had CRCS report that a doctors recommendation
would motivate them to undergo screening. However, research also shows that physicians do
not consistently recommend CRCS to each eligible patient. In this study the barriers of
and facilitators to physician recommendation of CRCS are tested in the to proposed
randomized controlled trial. The trial will pilot test an interactive, multifaceted,
Web-based intervention (eToolbox) to increase primary care physician rates of CRCS. This
application innovatively proposes to pilot test the eToolbox in the setting of the American
Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification process within the Preventive
Services Practice Improvement Module, a physician-directed measurement of their performance
and quality improvement requirement for board re-certification.


Inclusion Criteria:



- ABIM certification and have or plan to enroll in the Maintenance of Certification
program

- Primary Care Physicians

Exclusion Criteria:

- Diplomats are not able to participate in this study if they are retired physicians,
do not practice a primary care practice or who have already taken part in the study

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Outcome Time Frame:

3 years (2012)

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Carmen E Guerra, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Pennsylvania

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

K22CA133186-01

NCT ID:

NCT00955344

Start Date:

September 2009

Completion Date:

August 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • colorectal cancer screening
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification program
  • Currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in the American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification program
  • Colorectal Neoplasms

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Location

University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19104