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Optimizing Navigation to Successful Colorectal Cancer Screening

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: NCT02192034
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 16, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 28, 2015
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rush University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Two major barriers to successful colorectal cancer screening are appointment keeping and proper bowel preparation. The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a patient navigation program to increase colorectal cancer screening at Rush University Medical Center. The investigators hypothesize that colorectal cancer screening will be improved for subjects who utilize a patient navigator.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colorectal Cancer Screening Behavioral: Navigation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 156 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Optimizing Navigation to Successful Colorectal Cancer Screening
Study Start Date : March 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Navigation Group
This group will receive standard clinic instructions for the colonoscopy and two additional phone calls from the patient navigator to discuss the purpose, preparation, and additional information regarding the colonoscopy procedure.
Behavioral: Navigation
Placebo Comparator: Control
This group will receive only clinic instructions without intervention from the patient navigator.
Behavioral: Navigation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Navigation role in colorectal cancer screening [ Time Frame: Up to 90 days ]
    Primary endpoint will be the role of navigation to obtain colonoscopy attendance with adequate colonoscopy preparation.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject deemed appropriate for colorectal cancer screening by colonoscopy by a primary care physician
  • Age 50 or greater or 40 or greater with family history of colorectal cancer in first degree relative
  • Average risk for screening as defined as absence of symptomatic abdominal pain and active GI bleeding

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 75 years old
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Weight greater than 350 pounds
  • Anticoagulation
  • Inability to speak English

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02192034

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United States, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rush University Medical Center
American Cancer Society, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Joshua E Melson, MD, MPH Rush University Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Rush University Medical Center Identifier: NCT02192034    
Other Study ID Numbers: ACS255086
First Posted: July 16, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 28, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015
Keywords provided by Rush University Medical Center:
Colon cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases