Cancer Prevention and Care Among Aged
This research represents a pioneering effort to design a brief, cost effective and readily transportable program that will enable disadvantaged elders to become more effective participants in their health care.
The intervention is expected to result in trained elders becoming more knowledgeable health care partners. Trained patients will be prepared for appointments and will engage their primary care physicians in active dialogue regarding cancer prevention and screening.
Based on self-advocacy, these patients are expected to receive better preventive care and report greater satisfaction with care. Program participation can subsequently contribute to general health improvements and minimize health disparities.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Health Care Partners in Cancer Prevention and Care Among Aged|
- Perception of Physician Quality Scale [ Time Frame: one year ]Perception of Physician Quality Scale(Lee & Kasper, 1998) will be used to measure patient satisfaction with physician care (p. 21). Questions include satisfaction with physician visits and satisfaction with physician knowledge of respondent's medical problems. This scale has been utilized with elderly populations (e.g. Burton et al. 2002) and has been found to be a valid and reliable (Cronbach's alpha greater than .8) measure of patient satisfaction (Lee & Kasper, 1998).
- Cancer Screening Recommendations [ Time Frame: one year ]Physicians would make more recommendations for cancer prevention and screening
|Study Start Date:||January 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2016|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Speak Up
Participants will learn how to speak up to their medical doctors for improving their medical care.
Behavioral: Speak Up
Intervention group_treatment group
Other Name: The Involved Elders Project
Attention control group
Behavioral: Get connected
Participants will learn to be connected with social resources in the community.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01831375
|United States, Ohio|
|Case Western Reserve University|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106|
|Principal Investigator:||Eva Kahana, Ph.D.||Case Western Reserve University|