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Comparing Methods of Recall for Cancer Screening in Primary Care: a Pragmatic Clinical Trial

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02457143
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 29, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

Brief Summary:
This randomized trial aims to understand how effective a reminder letter is compared to a reminder phone call in improving breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening rates and reducing screening disparities.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Early Detection of Cancer Cancer Socioeconomic Status Behavioral: Letter Behavioral: Phone call Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 5270 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Comparing Methods of Recall for Cancer Screening in Primary Care: a Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : July 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Letter
Patients will receive a reminder letter signed by their family physician which indicates which cancer screening tests they are overdue for and encourages them to book an appointment for screening.
Behavioral: Letter
Experimental: Phone call
Patients will receive a phone call from a member of the practice staff. The call will inform them about which cancer screening tests they are overdue for and will encourage them to book an appointment for screening.
Behavioral: Phone call



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The proportion of patients in each arm who go on to receive at least one screening test for which they are due [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. The proportion of patients in each arm who are due for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening who go on to receive those respective screening tests (female patients may be represented in the outcome calculation of more than one cancer screening [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 74 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The trial will include patients who are rostered to the family practice as of March 31, 2015, are eligible and overdue for cervical, breast and/or colorectal cancer screening and are verified by their primary care physician as needing recall.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients will be excluded if their primary care physician noted they should not be recalled for screening or if the patient does not have both an address and a phone number on file.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02457143


Locations
Canada, Ontario
St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B1W8
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aisha Lofters, MD PhD CCFP St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Principal Investigator: Tara Kiran, MD MSc CCFP St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

Responsible Party: St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02457143     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15-145
First Posted: May 29, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016

Keywords provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:
recall
income-related disparities
cancer screening