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Trial of a Computer-Based Presentation of Quantitative Information About Colorectal Cancer Screening

50 Years
75 Years
Not Enrolling
Colonic Neoplasms

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Trial Information

Trial of a Computer-Based Presentation of Quantitative Information About Colorectal Cancer Screening

Inclusion Criteria:

- Age 50-75 years old

- No colonoscopy performed in last 10 years, sigmoidoscopy in last 5 years or fecal
occult blood testing (including FIT) in last 1 year, and

- Upcoming appointment with primary care physician at three primary care sites of IU
Health (previously sites of the Methodist Medical Group (MMG)): Internal Medicine
and Pediatrics Fishers, Family & Internal Medicine South, or Family & Internal
Medicine East Washington.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Undergoing workup for symptoms consistent with colon cancer, such as weight loss or
rectal bleeding

- Diagnosis or medical history conferring elevated risk for CRC including previous
polypectomy or colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, certain inherited syndromes,
or a significant family history of CRC, or

- Inability to speak English and to fill out a questionnaire written in English.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Screening

Outcome Measure:

Intention to undergo CRC screening in the next six months

Outcome Description:

Multiple choice question assessing subject's interest in getting a colon screening test in the next 6 months (choices: definitely, probably, may or may not, probably not, or definitely not).

Outcome Time Frame:

Day 1: Immediately before and after viewing intervention (at the same visit)

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Peter H. Schwartz, MD, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Indiana University School of Medicine


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

August 2011

Completion Date:

March 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Colon cancer
  • Screening
  • Decision-making
  • Neoplasms
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Colorectal Neoplasms



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