Survey of ColoRectal Cancer Education and Environment Needs (SCREEN)
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.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||Assessing and Addressing Patient Colorectal Cancer Screening Barriers|
- 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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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.
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|United States, Minnesota|
|VA Medical Center|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55417|
|Principal Investigator:||Melissa R. Partin, PhD||Department of Veterans Affairs|