Faith Moves Mountains: An Appalachian Cervical Cancer Prevention Project (FMM)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a faith-placed lay health advisor intervention is effective in increasing use of Pap smears among middle-aged and older Appalachian women.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||An Appalachian Cervical Cancer Prevention Project|
- Proportion of participants self-reporting receipt of Pap test [ Time Frame: One month post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This measure is obtained at multiple timepoints during the study, but as the primary outcome it will be analyzed at the timepoint one month following the Early Intervention group's completion of the intervention.
|Study Start Date:||December 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Early Intervention
This group served as the treatment group for analysis of the primary outcome.
Behavioral: Lay health advisor visits and newsletter
The focus of the intervention was on reducing participants' self-identified barriers to obtaining Pap tests.
No Intervention: Delayed Intervention
This group served as a wait-list control group, eventually receiving the intervention after the treatment group completed the intervention and the primary outcomes were assessed for both groups.
Project development relied on principles of community based participatory research. Participants were recruited from faith institutions in four distressed Appalachian Kentucky counties. Investigators at the University of Kentucky worked closely with local staff who implemented study procedures in the field.
|United States, Kentucky|
|Faith Moves Mountains|
|Whitesburg, Kentucky, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Nancy Schoenberg, Ph.D.||University of Kentucky|
|Principal Investigator:||Mark Dignan, Ph.D.||University of Kentucky|