Online Programs to Promote Colon Cancer Screening
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01411826|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 8, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Colon Cancer Screening||Behavioral: Information + Narratives + Support Group Behavioral: Information Only||Not Applicable|
Participants in the control group will view standard online information about colon cancer screening. Participants in the intervention group will view the same information and also will be invited to sign on to the online website and interact with peer supporters at their convenience. They will have 6 months to communicate with peer supporters. Peer supporters are encouraged to address comments and concerns of the study participants.
About 300 study participants, majority white, female. Inclusion criteria: age 50-75, not currently meeting colorectal cancer screening guidelines, no previous colorectal cancer.
The study will also include 15 previously identified peer supporters.
Recruitment: Administrators of the SparkPeople.com weight loss community will send study recruitment emails to members at least 50 years of age. Interested individuals will pass an eligibility screening and provide informed consent.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||306 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Online Programs to Promote Colon Cancer Screening|
|Study Start Date :||July 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2012|
|Active Comparator: Information||
Behavioral: Information Only
Information from CDC website on colon cancer screening.
|Experimental: Information + Narratives + Support group||
Behavioral: Information + Narratives + Support Group
Information from CDC website Narratives about CRCS written by others Peer social support among study participants
- Feasibility [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Feasibility of recruitment, randomization, intervention delivery, retention, and assessment of colon cancer screening status
- Colon cancer screening attitudes [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01411826
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Kevin Hwang, MD||The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston|