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Cancer Prevention and Care Among Aged

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2013 by Case Western Reserve University
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eva Kahana, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01831375
First received: April 11, 2013
Last updated: April 17, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

This research represents a pioneering effort to design a brief, cost effective and readily transportable program that will enable disadvantaged elders to become more effective participants in their health care.

The intervention is expected to result in trained elders becoming more knowledgeable health care partners. Trained patients will be prepared for appointments and will engage their primary care physicians in active dialogue regarding cancer prevention and screening.

Based on self-advocacy, these patients are expected to receive better preventive care and report greater satisfaction with care. Program participation can subsequently contribute to general health improvements and minimize health disparities.


Condition Intervention
Cancer
Behavioral: Speak Up
Behavioral: Get connected

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Health Care Partners in Cancer Prevention and Care Among Aged

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Further study details as provided by Case Western Reserve University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Perception of Physician Quality Scale [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Perception of Physician Quality Scale(Lee & Kasper, 1998) will be used to measure patient satisfaction with physician care (p. 21). Questions include satisfaction with physician visits and satisfaction with physician knowledge of respondent's medical problems. This scale has been utilized with elderly populations (e.g. Burton et al. 2002) and has been found to be a valid and reliable (Cronbach's alpha greater than .8) measure of patient satisfaction (Lee & Kasper, 1998).


Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Speak Up
Participants will learn how to speak up to their medical doctors for improving their medical care.
Behavioral: Speak Up
Other Name: The Involved Elders Project
Get Connected
Attention control group
Behavioral: Get connected
Participants will learn to be connected with social resources in the community.

Detailed Description:

In a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with 500 older adults, the investigators will assess the efficacy of the "Speak Up" intervention (N=250) relative to an attention control group "Connect" program (N=250), aimed at enhancing social and civic engagement. Participants will now obtain resource materials that include decision aids and diary logs to bring to visits with doctors. The investigators will implement "Speak Up" and "Connect" programs in two unique study populations: 1) participants in the ongoing NCI study and 2) older adults attending senior center programs sponsored by Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). Participants will be assessed prior to the intervention and 1 month, and 6 months post intervention. The investigators will have an observation window of six months to determine whether and when the older adult obtained screening. The selection of a shorter follow-up time frame will help reduce attrition.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women
  • Over the age of 65 from Area Agencies of Aging who are interested in participating

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No exclusion
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01831375

Contacts
Contact: Eva Kahana, Ph.D. 216-368-2704 eva.kahana@case.edu

Locations
United States, Ohio
Case Western Reserve University Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Principal Investigator: Eva Kahana, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Case Western Reserve University
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Eva Kahana, Ph.D., Distinguished University Progessor, Case Western Reserve University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01831375     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01CA098966-07
Study First Received: April 11, 2013
Last Updated: April 17, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014