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Colon Cancer Prevention Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Identifier:
First received: April 6, 2009
Last updated: July 6, 2010
Last verified: July 2010

The goal of this research study is to design messages which can help people learn more about how to prevent colon cancer. Eligible participants will be asked to review a series of short cancer prevention messages and share their opinions on them. Participants also need to fill out a short survey with questions on their background and attitudes and knowledge about physical activity and colon cancer. The whole study can be completed online and will take less than 1 hour. After completing the entire study, participants will receive $25.

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Condition Intervention
Colorectal Cancer
Other: Behavioral Messages
Other: Generic Messages

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Prevention Behaviors

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Further study details as provided by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Elaboration using the Elaboration Likelihood Scale [ Time Frame: This study is to be completed in one session. The outcome is measured immediately after reading messages ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Behavioral Intention to Engage in Colorectal Cancer Screening or Physical Activity [ Time Frame: This study is to be completed in one session. The outcome is measured immediately after reading messages ]

Enrollment: 207
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Behavioral Message Arm
Other: Behavioral Messages
Participants will read 10 behavioral messages about colon cancer screening and physical activity.
Active Comparator: 2
Generic Message Arm
Other: Generic Messages
Individuals will read 10 generic messages about colon cancer screening and physical activity.
Other Name: Control

Detailed Description:
The goal of this research is to develop and test potential intervention messages which can be used to help increase colon cancer prevention behaviors. Two sets of intervention messages will be developed: generic and behavioral. Using a randomized control design the investigators will evaluate the behavioral messages among women. This message testing protocol will help them determine if the messages are relevant, acceptable, comprehensible, memorable, and motivating for the target audience. The investigators' hypothesis is that the behavioral messages will receive more positive ratings than the generic messages. If so, they will be used to promote cancer screening and physical activity in future intervention studies.

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female
  • Ages 50-80 years old
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00924690

United States, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: Lucia A Leone, BA UNC
Study Chair: Marci K Campbell, PhD UNC
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lucia Leone, UNC Identifier: NCT00924690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UNC-CCEP
Study First Received: April 6, 2009
Last Updated: July 6, 2010

Keywords provided by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:

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