Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Safety-net Health System With a Focus on the Uninsured: Benefits and Costs.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Colorectal cancer screening participation, defined as completion of a guaiac or immunochemical stool occult blood test, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or barium enem.
To compare participation rates for screening between those receiving (a) mailed invitation to screening (immunochemical stool blood test (MailFIT) or colonoscopy(MailColo)) and (b) traditional visit-based screening (VisitBased), rates for these groups will be contrasted via a Chi-squared test. A p value<0.025 will be considered statistically significant.
Samir Gupta, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
United States: Institutional Review Board