Tobacco-Focused Patient Navigation to Address Barriers to Utilization of Community-Based Smoking Cessation Services in Primary Care
Patient navigators have been shown to assist people seeking cancer screening and other medical services. The purpose of this study is to see whether a patient navigator can link smokers to available community resources shown to help smokers quit smoking.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Tobacco-Focused Patient Navigation to Address Barriers to Utilization of Community-Based Smoking Cessation Services in Primary Care|
- patient navigation (TPN) feasibility [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To evaluate the study's potential in terms of its reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) of the intervention, tobacco-dependent patients will be asked to complete an intake interview and a telephone follow-up interview (at 3 to 6 months post-intervention).
|Study Start Date:||April 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
A single arm ABA design will be used to pilot a tobacco-focused patient navigation (TPN) intervention for low income, minority smokers.
Behavioral: Patient Navigator
The pt navigator will phone (email, text, or other preferred method of contact) pts prior to the date of previously set individual goals (e.g. going to an appt, getting their cessation medications filled, etc) as a reminder & to discuss barriers such as finances, transportation or ambivalent motivation. In this manner, pts receive navigation services tailored to their individual needs & barriers. Once pts are connected with a cessation service (defined as either using cessation medication or at least 1 contact with a Quitline or community-based cessation counselor)or provider-prescribed cessation medication usage, continues the navigation intervention will be considered complete. W/I the 3 month engagement period, pts will receive up to 6 contacts from the Pt Navigator following referral from primary care provider. Consistent with recommended pt navigation practice, the navigator will provide feedback to primary care provider regarding cessation services that the pts are receiving.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01678118
|United States, New York|
|Heritage Health Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10031|
|Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention|
|New York, New York, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Jamie Ostroff, PhD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.|