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Survey of ColoRectal Cancer Education and Environment Needs (SCREEN)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00229554
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development ( US Department of Veterans Affairs )

Brief Summary:
Despite strong evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening methods for reducing CRC mortality, current CRC screening rates fall far below the levels needed to significantly impact CRC mortality. Unfortunately, however, the existing literature on patient CRC screening behavior does not yet provide a sufficient evidence base for making sound recommendations regarding how to most effectively improve upon these rates in the VA. This study will inform future CRC screening promotion efforts and make important scientific contributions to existing literature by: (a) delineating the relative contribution of patient cognitive, environmental and background factors to CRC screening behavior using a multi-level, theory driven analysis approach on a nationally representative sample, and (b) identifying the determinants of variation in CRC screening behavior across vulnerable population subgroups.

Condition or disease
Colorectal Neoplasms Mass Screening Patient Compliance

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 4644 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Assessing and Addressing Patient Colorectal Cancer Screening Barriers
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2008

Group 1
Male and female veterans age 50-75 who have had one or more primary care visits at a VA Medical facility in the past two years.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. colorectal cancer screening compliance [ Time Frame: self-report or medical records documentation of either a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the past 15 months, a sigmoidoscopy or double contrast barium enema in the past 5.5 years, or a colonoscopy in the past 11 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care patients

Inclusion Criteria:

Study subjects must be a male or female veteran who has had one or more primary care visits at a VHA medical center in the past 2 years and is between the age of 50 and 75.

Exclusion Criteria:

Study subjects cannot be a VHA employee, deceased, have a colorectal cancer diagnosis, be enrolled in VA adult day care or nursing home, or have dementia.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00229554

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United States, Minnesota
Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55417
Sponsors and Collaborators
US Department of Veterans Affairs
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Principal Investigator: Melissa R. Partin, PhD Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN

Publications of Results:

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Responsible Party: US Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT00229554    
Other Study ID Numbers: IIR 04-042
First Posted: September 29, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2015
Last Verified: January 2009
Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development ( US Department of Veterans Affairs ):
health surveys
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases