Study of Adherence to Colonoscopy in Women
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||The Effect of a Woman Endoscopist on Adherence to Screening Colonoscopy in Women|
- Determine whether the option of a woman endoscopist is associated with increased woman patient willingness to schedule and complete screening colonoscopy. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- Identify socio-demographic predictors of (a) completing a screening colonoscopy and (b) requesting a woman endoscopist (e.g. race/ethnicity, age, health insurance, marital status). [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Woman endoscopist||
Other: Woman endoscopist
This group will receive an invitation to schedule a screening colonoscopy with a woman endoscopist.
|Active Comparator: Usual care||
Other: Usual care
This group will receive an invitation to schedule a screening colonoscopy with any available endoscopist.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death in women. Although there are a variety of options for colon cancer screening, colonoscopy is thought to be the best modality for women. Despite recommendations by multiple societies, adherence to CRC screening among women is suboptimal. One possible barrier to adherence may be the gender of the endoscopist. Recent studies have shown that a large proportion of surveyed women would prefer a woman endoscopist. These studies suggest that having the option of a woman endoscopist would increase adherence to colonoscopy; however, there is no published literature that addresses this question.
Women who are offered screening colonoscopy will be more likely to schedule and complete this procedure if they are given the option of a woman endoscopist.
- Determine whether the option of a woman endoscopist is associated with increased woman patient adherence to screening colonoscopy.
- Assess the proportion of women who request a woman endoscopist when this option is made available to them.
* Identify socio-demographic predictors of (a) completing a screening colonoscopy and (b) requesting a woman endoscopist (e.g. race/ethnicity, age, health insurance, marital status).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00883545
|United States, Colorado|
|University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center|
|Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045|
|Principal Investigator:||Thomas D Denberg, MD, PhD||University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center|