A Sustainable Approach to Increasing Cancer Screening (CATCH)
This study, A Coordinated Approach to Cancer and Health (CATCH), is designed to compare the efficacy of two intervention arms (described below) intended to increase breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening rates among patients served by community health centers. A central focus of CATCH is to evaluate sustainable strategies for maximizing cancer screening rates among populations facing significant cancer disparities.
CATCH is being conducted in partnership with the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC, Lawrence, MA). Focusing on the use of an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone technology system, the study is examining the extent to which the IVR, when developed in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner, can improve breast, cervical and colon cancer screening rates compared to a control group. Furthermore, we will determine if pairing IVR with telephone calls from a prevention care coordinator (PCC) will result in higher screening rates (when compared to the IVR only group). We will determine the cost-effectiveness of IVR alone vs. IVR + PCC.
Behavioral: IVR only
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Screening
|Official Title:||A Sustainable Approach to Increasing Cancer Screening|
- Change in population level cancer screening level at GLFHC clinics. [ Time Frame: year 3 of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The primary outcome of interest is improvement of population-level screening for 3 cancers (breast, cervical, and colorectal).
- Assessment of study arm effectiveness. [ Time Frame: year 3 of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]In the study we have 3 arms: 1) (UC), 2)Interactive Voice Response system (IVR)only, and 3) IVR + prevention care coordinator calls (PCC)with the rate of interaction with IVR vs. IVR + MA. We will compare all three arms to see which one held the most improvement in terms of screening rates.
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|No Intervention: control|
|Experimental: IVR only||
Behavioral: IVR only
consistent, but spaced out calls generated by an interactive voice response system
Interactive voice response calls followed up by prevention care coordinator calls for those who do not respond to IVR
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC)|
|Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States, 01841|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen M Emmons, PhD||Dana-Farber Cancer Institution|