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Low Literacy Intervention for Colorectal Cancer Screening

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00012922
First Posted: March 16, 2001
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose
Of 17 performance measures of hospital quality regularly reported for the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system, rates of colorectal cancer screening are the lowest.

Condition Intervention
Colorectal Cancer Behavioral: Low Literacy Intervention for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Low Literacy Intervention for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Estimated Enrollment: 2400
Study Completion Date: April 2003
Arms Assigned Interventions
Arm 1 Behavioral: Low Literacy Intervention for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Detailed Description:

Background:

Of 17 performance measures of hospital quality regularly reported for the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system, rates of colorectal cancer screening are the lowest.

Objectives:

The objectives of this study were to 1) test whether a health care provider-directed intervention increased colorectal cancer screening rates in an urban VA medical center and 2) evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the intervention.

Methods:

The study was a randomized controlled trial, conducted at two clinic firms at a VA Medical Center in Chicago. Eligible patients were men, age 50 and older, had no personal or family history of colorectal cancer or polyps, had not received colorectal cancer screening, and had at least one visit to the clinic during the study period. Health care providers in the intervention firm attended a workshop on colorectal cancer screening. Every 4-6 months they attended quality improvement workshops where they received group screening rates, individualized confidential feedback, and training on improving communication with patients with limited literacy skills. Medical records were reviewed for colorectal cancer screening recommendations and completion. Literacy level was assessed in a subset of patients. In the cost-effectiveness analysis, resource and cost estimates were derived.

Status:

The project is complete.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients over 50 with average risk for colorectal cancer. Patients with family history and/or personal history excluded, as well as those up to date on colorectal cancer screening.

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00012922


Locations
United States, Illinois
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Lake Side Divison, Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Charles L. Bennett, MD PhD MPP Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Lake Side Divison, Chicago, IL
  More Information

Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00012922     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PCI 99-158
First Submitted: March 14, 2001
First Posted: March 16, 2001
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2015
Last Verified: February 2007

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