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Reducing Cervical Cancer in Appalachia

Phase 3
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Cervical Cancer

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Trial Information

Reducing Cervical Cancer in Appalachia

The overall goal of Project 1 is to increase early detection of cervical cancer by
increasing the proportion of Appalachian women, age 18 and older, who receive Pap smears at
appropriate intervals and return for follow-up care when necessary. The project was
implemented in Appalachian Ohio, a mainly rural and underserved area with a population
comprised of 1.5 million adults, aged 18 and older, and used community-based participatory
research (CBPR) and community relationships already established in the area by Center

Inclusion Criteria:

- women age 18 and older

- who have visited participating clinics during the last two years and

- who consider themselves to be a current patient of that clinic

Exclusion Criteria:

- Not a resident of the selected Ohio Appalachia county

- Under the age of 18

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Screening

Outcome Measure:

Receipt of Cervical Cancer screening via Pap Test

Outcome Description:

the primary outcome of interest for Project 1 intervention will be a dichotomous variable, Pap smear in the past 12-14 months (yes/no). Initially, We will assess the univariate difference between treatment groups (lay health advisor vs. brochure and physician letter) in the proportion of women who received a Pap smear during the past 12 months using design-based logistic regression.

Outcome Time Frame:

past 12-14 months (yes/no).

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Electra D Paskett, Ph.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

March 2005

Completion Date:

May 2008

Related Keywords:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms



The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Columbus, Ohio  43210