Innovative Tools to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Manitoba
The primary purpose of the study is to investigate the efficacy and effectiveness of a community-based nurse managed telephone support line (Provincial Health Contact Center; PHCC) and Colorectal Cancer Information and Screening Website in supporting Primary Care Providers (PCP) from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) in their efforts to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) compliance in average risk men and women 50-74 years of age. Secondary outcomes of the study involve documenting and investigating common patient questions and comments about CRC and the FOBT during their PHCC communication(s)/Website visits as well as procuring feedback from PCP and patients related to their experiences with the study protocol (PCP), FOBT (patients) and PHCC/website (patients).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Screening
|Official Title:||Innovative Tools to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Manitoba|
- Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) completion rate [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- The most common patient questions and comments about colorectal cancer, screening, and the fecal occult blood test during the intervention(s). A patient and primary care provider survey. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: FOBT by laboratory requisition or directly by PCP
The family physician indicates fecal occult blood test on the patient's laboratory requisition (i.e. the patient receives the fecal occult blood test at the lab) or provides the patient with an FOBT kit.
Experimental: FOBT by lab req. or directly from PCP + study magnet
The family physician indicates fecal occult blood test on the patient's laboratory requisition (i.e. the patient receives the fecal occult blood test at the lab) or provides the patient with an FOBT kit. The family physician provides each patient with a study magnet containing a PHCC telephone number and study specific website address.
Behavioral: Refrigerator Magnet
The refrigerator magnet contains a telephone number for a Provincial Health Contact Centre and a URL for a colorectal cancer Website that patients can access to learn more about colorectal cancer, screening and the fecal occult blood test. Patients can also have their questions answered.
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|University of Manitoba|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0W3|
|Principal Investigator:||Alan Katz, MBChB, CCFP, MSc||University of Manitoba|
|Study Director:||Kathleen M Clouston, Ph.D.||University of Manitoba|