A Physician-Based Trial to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Chinese
This study is a randomized controlled trial aiming to test the effect of the
culturally-tailored in-office based intervention on physicians. A total of 24 Chinese
physicians in the Washington DC and Philadelphia areas and a total of 24 eligible Chinese
patients from each physician will be recruited for this study. Physicians and their patients
are randomized into two groups: A and B. Physician in the intervention group (A) will
receive mailed printed materials including a CRC physician guide, patient brochure, flip
chart and a poster and two sessions of in-office training aimed to reinforce learning of the
topic covered by the mailed materials and provide physicians with hands-on experience in
using communication skills with standardized patients. Physicians in the control group (B)
will receive nothing until the end of the study. Patients will be followed 12-month later
after their completion of the baseline survey and their self-reported CRC screening status
will be verified by chart audit.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Receipt of CRC screening
Nonadherent Chinese American patient's CRC screening rates.
Judy Wang, Ph.D.
United States: Federal Government
|Temple University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140|
|Georgetown University||Washington, District of Columbia 20007-2197|