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Effectiveness Study of a Computer-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Decision Aid (InfoPC)

This study has been completed.
American Cancer Society, Inc.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Information provided by:
Wake Forest School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: November 13, 2007
Last updated: April 20, 2010
Last verified: April 2010

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a multimedia educational computer program can increase colorectal cancer screening rates in low and adequate literacy patients.

Condition Intervention
Colorectal Cancer
Health Literacy
Behavioral: CHOICE decision aid
Behavioral: YourMeds patient education program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Overcoming Literacy Barriers in Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Further study details as provided by Wake Forest School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Receipt of colorectal cancer screening [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in participants' readiness to be screened (Stage of Change) [ Time Frame: Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Self-reported intent to discuss colorectal cancer screening with healthcare provider [ Time Frame: Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Provider ordering a colorectal cancer screening test [ Time Frame: Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Participant completion of computer program without assistance [ Time Frame: Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Participant acceptance of computer program [ Time Frame: Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of polyps and cancers found by screening tests performed [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention group Behavioral: CHOICE decision aid
computer-based patient decision aid about colorectal cancer screening delivered immediately before a healthcare provider visit
Other Name: CHOICE
Placebo Comparator: Placebo group Behavioral: YourMeds patient education program
computer-based patient education program about prescription drug safety seen immediately before a healthcare provider visit
Other Name: YourMeds

Detailed Description:

Results will be stratified by low/marginal and adequate literacy as determined by the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine instrument.


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English-speaking
  • Scheduled to see an internal medicine provider
  • No recent colorectal cancer screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Personal history of colorectal cancer
  • Family history of colorectal cancer
  • Blood seen in stools within last month
  • Obvious cognitive or physical impairment that would prevent participation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00558233

United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Downtown Health Plaza
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27101
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest School of Medicine
American Cancer Society, Inc.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: David P Miller, MD Wake Forest School of Medicine
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: David P. Miller, MD / Principal Investigator, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00558233     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCCDA-05-162-01
Study First Received: November 13, 2007
Last Updated: April 20, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Wake Forest School of Medicine:
Colorectal cancer
Health literacy
Patient education
Computer assisted instruction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
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