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Spaced Education to Optimize Prostate Cancer Screening


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18 Years
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Not Enrolling
Both
Prostate Cancer

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Trial Information

Spaced Education to Optimize Prostate Cancer Screening


Inclusion Criteria:



- Primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants)
from the 8 Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals in the New England region (Veterans
Integrated Service Network 1 [VISN-1]) were eligible to enroll.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Primary care providers (PCPs) who ordered PSA as a screen for prostate cancer less
than 10 times each year were excluded.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Outcome Measure:

Percentage of inappropriate prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening performed by clinicians

Outcome Description:

The primary outcome measure was the difference in the percentage of inappropriate PSA screening performed by clinicians in the spaced education and control cohorts. Based on published clinical guidelines and reports, inappropriate PSA utilization was defined as the use of PSA for prostate cancer screening in patients >76 or <40 years old, or with an estimated life expectancy of less than 10 years.

Outcome Time Frame:

Weeks 1-108

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

B. Price Kerfoot, MD EdM

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

M15310

NCT ID:

NCT01168323

Start Date:

January 2007

Completion Date:

February 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Medical Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Clinical Practice Guideline
  • Prostate specific antigen
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

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Location

Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare SystemBoston, Massachusetts  02130