Impact of a Mailed Educational Reminder on Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT): A Randomized Controlled Trial
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00534053|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 17, 2019
The purpose of our randomized controlled trial is to determine whether mailed educational reminders would increase fecal occult blood test (FOBT) card return rates and, therefore, improve patient compliance with colonrectal cancer (CRC) screening.
We will conduct a randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the hypothesis that compliance to FOBT referrals is at least 10% greater among patients who receive mailed educational reminders on the importance of CRC screening. The study will be conducted in Veteran Affairs Medical Center and surrounding VA clinics in San Diego.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Colon Cancer||Other: Mailed Educational Reminder||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||775 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Impact of a Mailed Educational Reminder on Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT): A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2009|
400 patients will be given a mailed educational reminder 10 days after picking up their FOBT cards from the VA laboratory.
Other: Mailed Educational Reminder
1 page educational reminder that reminds the patient to return their FOBT cards back to the VA laboratory. In addition, it also contains reasons why colon cancer screening is important.
No Intervention: 2
400 patients will not receive a mailed educational reminder to return their FOBT cards after they have picked up the FOBT cards from the VA laboratory
- Our primary outcome is FOBT card return rate [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- Predictors of Non-compliance to fecal occult blood testing [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00534053
|United States, California|
|Veteran Affairs Medical Center San Diego|
|San Diego, California, United States, 92161|
|Principal Investigator:||Samuel B Ho, M.D.||UCSD, VA San Diego|