Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention in UWPN Clinics
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00161460|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Colorectal Neoplasia||Behavioral: colorectal cancer screening intervention||Not Applicable|
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Colorectal cancer screening is widely recommended, but generally under-utilized. Previous studies have shown that only a minority of people over the age of 50 are screened for colorectal cancer with either fecal occult blood testing or flexible sigmoidoscopy. Barriers to screening include patient and provider-related factors. An innovative program to support primary care providers in providing necessary education about colorectal cancer screening, to provide reminders when screening tests are due, and to facilitate requesting and follow-up of screening tests may help address some of these barriers to providing screening services.
In this proposal, we will develop and implement a primary care based-colorectal cancer screening program to supplement clinical services provided in a primary care practice network. This network uses an electronic medical record and has established referral patterns for gastrointestinal endoscopy services, radiology, and pathology. In the proposed screening program, we will develop a colorectal cancer screening module to supplement the existing electronic medical record. This module will enable providers to review risk factors for colorectal cancer, prior screening history, and need for future screening in one easily accessible location. The information provided by this module will be supplemented by the services of a cancer prevention specialist. This person will oversee enrollment of patients into the program, provide patient education about colorectal cancer screening, and facilitate ordering or referral for screening or follow-up tests.
Outcome measures will include utilization of screening rates, patient knowledge about screening tests, and provider acceptance of the program. If successful, this program may be useful to other large primary care practices, and may also help to improve utilization of other types of cancer prevention services.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention in UWPN Clinics|
|Study Start Date :||June 2005|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2008|
Active Comparator: 1
Study nurse contacts subjects who enroll in the intervention to provide detailed education about screening tests, to assess their risk for colorectal cancer, and to facilitate screening.
Behavioral: colorectal cancer screening intervention
Enrolled subjects receive tailored education from a registered nurse who also facilitates ordering and completion of screening tests
No Intervention: 2
Patients who do not enroll receive usual care from their primary care providers.
- Colorectal cancer screening test utilization [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- Knowledge about colorectal cancer screening tests [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
- Cancer worry score [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00161460
|United States, Washington|
|University of Washington|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195|
|Principal Investigator:||Cynthia Ko, MD||University of Washington|