Online Programs to Promote Colon Cancer Screening

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kevin Hwang, MD, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01411826
First received: August 4, 2011
Last updated: November 7, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

To evaluate online peer support and colorectal cancer screening behavior among individuals who are not currently meeting colorectal cancer screening guidelines. This is a randomized controlled trial.


Condition Intervention
Colon Cancer Screening
Behavioral: Information + Narratives + Support Group
Behavioral: Information Only

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Online Programs to Promote Colon Cancer Screening

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Feasibility of recruitment, randomization, intervention delivery, retention, and assessment of colon cancer screening status


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Colon cancer screening attitudes [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 306
Study Start Date: July 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Information Behavioral: Information Only
Information from CDC website on colon cancer screening.
Experimental: Information + Narratives + Support group Behavioral: Information + Narratives + Support Group
Information from CDC website Narratives about CRCS written by others Peer social support among study participants

Detailed Description:

Participants in the control group will view standard online information about colon cancer screening. Participants in the intervention group will view the same information and also will be invited to sign on to the online website and interact with peer supporters at their convenience. They will have 6 months to communicate with peer supporters. Peer supporters are encouraged to address comments and concerns of the study participants.

About 300 study participants, majority white, female. Inclusion criteria: age 50-75, not currently meeting colorectal cancer screening guidelines, no previous colorectal cancer.

The study will also include 15 previously identified peer supporters.

Recruitment: Administrators of the SparkPeople.com weight loss community will send study recruitment emails to members at least 50 years of age. Interested individuals will pass an eligibility screening and provide informed consent.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 50-75
  2. Not currently meeting colorectal cancer screening guidelines
  3. No previous colorectal cancer.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01411826

Locations
United States, Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kevin Hwang, MD The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  More Information

No publications provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kevin Hwang, MD, Assistant Professor - Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01411826     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-MS-11-0305
Study First Received: August 4, 2011
Last Updated: November 7, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:
Colon cancer screening

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014