Telephone Outreach by Navigators to Improve Repeat Fecal Occult Blood Testing
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03974542|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 5, 2019
Last Update Posted : June 5, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Colorectal Cancer Screening||Behavioral: telephone outreach||Not Applicable|
The colorectal cancer screening programme(CRCSP) adopts a two-tier approach, offering faecal occult blood test (FOBT) by FIT as first line screening followed by colonoscopy examination for cases with positive FIT result. Under the CRCSP, participants with negative or uninformative FIT result in the first round should be re-screened after 24 months.
The objective is to conduct a randomised control trial to test the effectiveness of telephone outreach programme to improve the uptake rate of repeat fecal occult blood test in CRCSP.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||1000 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Telephone Outreach by Navigators to Improve Repeat Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Population Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme- a Randomised Control Trial|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||October 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 2020|
|Experimental: telephone outreach||
Behavioral: telephone outreach
The navigator should make at least five (5) attempts to reach the participants on different days (at least one (1) attempt in weekend) and different time slots (at least one (1) attempt each in am, pm and evening). If the navigator only reached voice mail after the 1-month intervention period, a standard script will be read and a contact number will be provided.
|No Intervention: control|
- rescreening of CRC [ Time Frame: 2 months ]completion of repeated fecal occult blood test in CRCSP
- rescreening of CRC [ Time Frame: 5 months ]completion of repeated fecal occult blood test in CRCSP