Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Filipino Americans

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Information provided by:
University of California, Los Angeles
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00742729
First received: August 27, 2008
Last updated: May 9, 2011
Last verified: November 2010
  Purpose

Develop and evaluate in a randomized trial an educational small group intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening among Filipino Americans.


Condition Intervention
Colorectal Cancer
Behavioral: Arm 1
Behavioral: Arm 2
Behavioral: Arm 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Filipino Americans

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Receipt of a colorectal cancer screening test [ Time Frame: 6 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge and attitudes regarding CRC screening. [ Time Frame: 6 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 906
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1
Educational small group session with free FOBT kit
Behavioral: Arm 1
Educational small group session with free FOBT kit
Other Name: Intervention 1
Experimental: Arm 2
Educational small group session with no FOBT kit
Behavioral: Arm 2
Educational small group session with no FOBT kit
Other Name: Intervention 2
Sham Comparator: Arm 3
Control
Behavioral: Arm 3
Educational small group session, exercise
Other Name: Control

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this research study is to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among older Filipino Americans, specifically the use of fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs). We will design a culturally specific intervention, an educational small group discussion with a Filipino health professional. The effect of the intervention will be tested with 620 Filipino Americans. Subjects will be recruited at community-based organizations and churches and invited to join a 1 1/2 hour discussion of health issues with their partner and some of their friends. A third of the subjects will discuss exercise (control group), another third will discuss CRC and receive an FOBT kit, and the remaining third will discuss CRC and will not receive an FOBT kit. Three months after the group session, subjects in the CRC (intervention) groups will receive a letter reminding them to get screened. All subjects will be interviewed before and 6 months after the group sessions to assess CRC screening levels in the three groups. Self-reported CRC screening will be verified by a review of their medical records.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Being: a Filipino American,
  • Member of or affiliated with participating community agencies, between the ages of 50 and 70,
  • Not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening at baseline

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Being younger than 50 or older than 70 years,
  • Not being a member or not affiliated with participating community agencies,
  • Not being Filipino American or up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening at baseline
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00742729

Locations
United States, California
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Univ of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-6900
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Annette E Maxwell, Dr.P.H. University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Annette Maxwell, Dr.P.H., Prinicpal Investigator, Div Cancer Prev and Control Research, University of California Los Angeles
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00742729     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RSGT-04-210-01-CPPB
Study First Received: August 27, 2008
Last Updated: May 9, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Los Angeles:
Colorectal cancer screening
Fecal occult blood test
Endoscopies
Filipino American immigrants
Community based organizations and churches

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014