Conducting Outreach to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Among Underscreened Women
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||uterine cervical neoplasms|
|Treatments||letter and informational sheet, email, phone, multimodal|
|Sponsor||Fenway Community Health|
|Start date||January 2013|
|End date||December 2014|
|Trial size||5279 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02427399, Cervical Cancer Screening|
The purpose of this project is to determine whether outreach to HIV-negative women who are overdue for a Pap smear at a New England urban community health center can increase cervical cancer screening rates among these women. It additionally seeks to determine which form of outreach - via letter, email, phone, or a mixture of those modalities- is most effective.
|Intervention model||factorial assignment|
Change in the proportion of women who receive a Pap test at 6 months
time frame: 6 months
Change in the proportion of women who receive a Pap test at 12 months
time frame: 12 months
Female participants from 21 years up to 64 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Female or female-to-male transgender patients with a cervix - HIV-negative - Medical appointment at Fenway Community Health during calendar year 2012 who have not had a Pap smear in the past 3 years (since January 2010) Exclusion Criteria: - HIV-positive (due to different Pap testing guidelines) - Male-to-female transgender patients - Patients with a history of a hysterectomy, unless specified as partial or supracervical - Patients aged 30-64 who had a negative Pap test in the past 5 years with simultaneous negative Human papillomavirus infection (HPV) co-testing
|Official title||Conducting Outreach to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening Rates Among Underscreened Women at an Urban Community Health Center|
|Principal investigator||Jennifer Potter, MD|
|Description||To the investigators' knowledge, this study will be the first to assess the efficacy of email in cervical cancer screening outreach in a randomized controlled trial. It will also be one of the few randomized controlled trials to directly compare different outreach media directly, as opposed to different variations within a single medium (e.g. two different types of letters). Lastly, given the unique patient demographic makeup at Fenway, including a significant number of lesbian and bisexual women and transmen, secondary subanalyses have the potential to significantly add to the investigators' knowledge of what media work best in conducting cervical cancer screening outreach with sexual and gender minorities, who are disproportionately underscreened compared to heterosexual cis-gendered women.|
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