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Health Care Partners in Cancer Prevention and Care Among Aged

65 Years
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Trial Information

Health Care Partners in Cancer Prevention and Care Among Aged

In a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with 500 older adults, the investigators will assess
the efficacy of the "Speak Up" intervention (N=250) relative to an attention control group
"Connect" program (N=250), aimed at enhancing social and civic engagement. Participants will
now obtain resource materials that include decision aids and diary logs to bring to visits
with doctors. The investigators will implement "Speak Up" and "Connect" programs in two
unique study populations: 1) participants in the ongoing NCI study and 2) older adults
attending senior center programs sponsored by Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). Participants
will be assessed prior to the intervention and 1 month, and 6 months post intervention. The
investigators will have an observation window of six months to determine whether and when
the older adult obtained screening. The selection of a shorter follow-up time frame will
help reduce attrition.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Men and women

- Over the age of 65 from Area Agencies of Aging who are interested in participating

Exclusion Criteria:

- No exclusion

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

Perception of Physician Quality Scale

Outcome Description:

Perception of Physician Quality Scale(Lee & Kasper, 1998) will be used to measure patient satisfaction with physician care (p. 21). Questions include satisfaction with physician visits and satisfaction with physician knowledge of respondent's medical problems. This scale has been utilized with elderly populations (e.g. Burton et al. 2002) and has been found to be a valid and reliable (Cronbach's alpha greater than .8) measure of patient satisfaction (Lee & Kasper, 1998).

Outcome Time Frame:

one year

Safety Issue:



United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

January 2011

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Cancer



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