Dissemination of Prostate Cancer Screening to PCP's in African American Communities
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00629330|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Principal Investigator left the institution.)
First Posted : March 6, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 14, 2015
The aims of this project are to adapt and extend the use of academic detailing to the dissemination of prostate cancer (CaP) screening findings to primary care physicians practicing in African American communities. The objectives of this study are:
1. To test the hypothesis that a community physician-based educational intervention (multi-component academic detailing, including an interactive, digitized, web-based program for informed decision-making about prostate cancer, and patient education materials designed for low literacy patients) will increase physician knowledge, positive attitudes/beliefs toward screening and screening options, and prostate cancer screening (using the digital rectal exam, and the serum prostate specific antigen test) at baseline, 6-, and 12-months post- randomization, compared to the rate observed in a service- as-usual control.
1A. To demonstrate the feasibility of disseminating the American Cancer Society guidelines for prostate cancer screening among primary care practitioners using multi-component academic detailing.
2. To develop models predicting which physician offices are most and least likely to adopt the intervention, and to generate hypotheses about tailoring the dissemination of PC screening guidelines to different physician subgroups.
The long term goal of this project is to increase prostate cancer screening among African American communities, thus decreasing cancer-related morbidity and mortality.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Prostate Cancer||Behavioral: Academic Detailing||Phase 4|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||86 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Dissemination of Prostate Cancer Screening to Primary Care Physicians in African American Communities|
|Study Start Date :||January 2004|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2010|
Experimental: Multi-component Academic Detailing
Includes an interactive, digitized CDROM, focused on the discussion of risks and benefits, screening options or alternatives, values clarification, and mutual decision-making, alongside patient education materials designed for low literacy patients.
Behavioral: Academic Detailing
Multi-component academic detailing including an interactive, digitized CD-ROM, focused on the discussion of risks and benefits, screening options or alternatives, values clarification, and mutual decision-making, alongside patient education materials designed for low literacy patients
Other Name: Multi-component Academic Detailing
- PSA and DRE [ Time Frame: 12-month followup ]
- Counseling on PSA testing [ Time Frame: 12-month followup ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00629330
|Principal Investigator:||Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, PhD||Columbia University|