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Using Effective Provider-Patient Communication to Improve Cancer Screening Among Low Literacy Patients

40 Years
75 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

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Trial Information

Using Effective Provider-Patient Communication to Improve Cancer Screening Among Low Literacy Patients

Inclusion Criteria:


- Physicians who practice at these clinic sites at least one half day per week are
eligible to participate in this study.


- Eligible patients include men and women age 40 to 75, individuals enrolled in the
clinic practice for at least one year, and individuals identified as having low or
inadequate health literacy via the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine.

Exclusion Criteria:


- Any provider planning to leave before the end of 12 months will be excluded.


- Patients will be excluded if they plan to change primary care provider or site of
health plan, have resided in the United States for less than five years, or do not
speak English

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Outcome Measure:

Change in cervical, breast and colorectal cancer screening rates

Outcome Description:

Cervical/Breast/Colorectal cancer screening rates will be measured at baseline and annually for 2 years to assess whether screening rates improve over time

Outcome Time Frame:

0, 12, 24 months

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Eboni Price-Haywood, MD, MPH

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Tulane University School of Medicine


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

June 2008

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • health literacy
  • cancer screening
  • doctor-patient communication
  • standardized patient
  • continuing medical education
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
  • Colorectal Neoplasms



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