Survey of ColoRectal Cancer Education and Environment Needs (SCREEN)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier:
First received: September 27, 2005
Last updated: April 25, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

Despite strong evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening methods for reducing CRC mortality, current CRC screening rates fall far below the levels needed to significantly impact CRC mortality. Unfortunately, however, the existing literature on patient CRC screening behavior does not yet provide a sufficient evidence base for making sound recommendations regarding how to most effectively improve upon these rates in the VA. This study will inform future CRC screening promotion efforts and make important scientific contributions to existing literature by: (a) delineating the relative contribution of patient cognitive, environmental and background factors to CRC screening behavior using a multi-level, theory driven analysis approach on a nationally representative sample, and (b) identifying the determinants of variation in CRC screening behavior across vulnerable population subgroups.

Colorectal Neoplasms
Mass Screening
Patient Compliance

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Assessing and Addressing Patient Colorectal Cancer Screening Barriers

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • colorectal cancer screening compliance [ Time Frame: self-report or medical records documentation of either a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the past 15 months, a sigmoidoscopy or double contrast barium enema in the past 5.5 years, or a colonoscopy in the past 11 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 4644
Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Group 1
Male and female veterans age 50-75 who have had one or more primary care visits at a VA Medical facility in the past two years.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Primary care patients


Inclusion Criteria:

Study subjects must be a male or female veteran who has had one or more primary care visits at a VHA medical center in the past 2 years and is between the age of 50 and 75.

Exclusion Criteria:

Study subjects cannot be a VHA employee, deceased, have a colorectal cancer diagnosis, be enrolled in VA adult day care or nursing home, or have dementia.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00229554

United States, Minnesota
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55417
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Melissa R. Partin, PhD Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT00229554     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IIR 04-042
Study First Received: September 27, 2005
Last Updated: April 25, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
health surveys

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Rectal Diseases processed this record on March 26, 2015