CHOICES: Understanding Clinical Trials as a Treatment Option (CHOICES)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00983866
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 24, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 13, 2018
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaiser Permanente

Brief Summary:

The goal of this study is to determine whether having a telephone discussion with a nurse educator about making treatment decisions and participating in a clinical trial increases trial participation.

The investigators hypothesize that the participants in the intervention group will be more likely to take part in a clinical trial than those in the usual care group.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer Behavioral: Tailored Telephone Counseling Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 2110 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Increasing Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials
Study Start Date : September 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Tailored Telephone Counseling Behavioral: Tailored Telephone Counseling
The intervention is comprised of a letter introducing patients to the idea of participating in a clinical trial as a possible treatment option, followed by a telephone call by a nurse educator who describes the clinical trials process and answers any questions patients may have. The nurse educators will use a tailored counseling protocol that will enable them to conduct an assessment of patients' understanding about and interest in clinical trials and tailor messages according to patient health literacy and language. The protocol will consist of both proactive and reactive counseling. The nurse educator will have a general list of topics to cover but will tailor the discussion and information provided to individual patients' questions and desire for particular types of information.

No Intervention: Standard Trial Recruitment Procedures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of patients eligible for designated clinical trials who actually enroll in one of these trials [ Time Frame: Up to three months after the index oncology visit ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of patients who leave the identification and recruitment process at each step. [ Time Frame: Up to three months after the index oncology visit ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are potentially eligible for one of the designated clinical trials on the basis of automated data from pathology reports and other databases

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who meet specific exclusion criteria for designated clinical trials

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00983866

United States, California
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Oakland, California, United States, 94612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaiser Permanente
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Lou Fehrenbacher, MD Kaiser Permanente

Responsible Party: Kaiser Permanente Identifier: NCT00983866     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CN-04CSomk-02-B
R01CA114543 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 24, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 13, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018