Reminding Patients of the Important of Colorectal Cancer Screening Results in Patient-Initiated Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening Via Colonoscopy

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Oklahoma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01526239
First received: January 3, 2012
Last updated: February 2, 2012
Last verified: January 2012
  Purpose

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed and third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates about 108,070 new cases of colon cancer and 40,740 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed, and about 49,960 deaths will occur as a result of this devastating disease in 2008. Over the last 20 years, the death rate for this cancer has been dropping as a result of screening and early detection of cancer. In 2007, ACS reported that early-stage colorectal cancer had a survival rate close to 80%, and up to 9,632 deaths could be prevented each year if eligible patients received screening when necessary. However, despite the proven efficacy of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, only about 50% of eligible US patients are currently being screened.

Specific Aims

The central hypothesis of this proposal is that patient-initiated prompting of primary care physicians of the patient's interest in screening will increase referrals for CRC screening. The following three areas will be investigated during this research:

  1. To determine whether a communication tool provided to patients will initiate a conversation with their primary care physicians about CRC screening, especially via colonoscopy.
  2. To determine whether this tool will impact referral patterns for screening, especially, although not primarily, among poor and underserved populations.
  3. To determine whether differences exist in regard to patient-physician communication patterns about screening among residents and faculties in the fields of internal medicine and family practice clinics.

At the close of the investigators study, the investigators wish to organize quantifiable data demonstrating how patient-initiated prompting of primary care physicians for CRC screening increases early detection and decreases potential mortality from colorectal cancer. This data will inform a second, larger study to pursue the questions surrounding patient-initiated prompting in


Condition Intervention
Colon Cancer
Other: Colorectal cancer screening pamphlet

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Patient-Reminder Results in Patient-Initiated Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening Via Colonoscopy

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Further study details as provided by University of Oklahoma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Communication with primary care physicians about CRC screening [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The central hypothesis of this proposal is that patient-initiated prompting of primary care physicians of the patient's interest in screening will increase referrals for CRC screening.


Enrollment: 274
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention group
Intervention consisted of a pamphlet about the benefit of CRC-S, given to patients prior to their PCP visit and a reminder note about CRC screening to be given to their physician during the encounter.
Other: Colorectal cancer screening pamphlet
Colorectal cancer screening pamphlet
No Intervention: Control group
Control group will not receive the pamphlet regarding colorectal cancers.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patient age older than 50, exception for African American age 45 and older
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01526239

Locations
United States, Oklahoma
OUHSC HSC, GI department
Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oklahoma
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Oklahoma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01526239     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14225
Study First Received: January 3, 2012
Last Updated: February 2, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Oklahoma:
Colorectal cancer screening
colon cancer screening
colonoscopy

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
Rectal Diseases

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