Online Programs to Promote Colon Cancer Screening
Participants in the control group will view standard online information about colon cancer
screening. Participants in the intervention group will view the same information and also
will be invited to sign on to the online website and interact with peer supporters at their
convenience. They will have 6 months to communicate with peer supporters. Peer supporters
are encouraged to address comments and concerns of the study participants.
About 300 study participants, majority white, female. Inclusion criteria: age 50-75, not
currently meeting colorectal cancer screening guidelines, no previous colorectal cancer.
The study will also include 15 previously identified peer supporters.
Recruitment: Administrators of the SparkPeople.com weight loss community will send study
recruitment emails to members at least 50 years of age. Interested individuals will pass an
eligibility screening and provide informed consent.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Feasibility of recruitment, randomization, intervention delivery, retention, and assessment of colon cancer screening status
Kevin Hwang, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
United States: Institutional Review Board
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