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In this evaluation, 4 different versions of letters are being sent with mailers promoting colorectal cancer screening with an at-home test. The researchers hypothesize that the use of behavioral nudges in the message should lead to increased colorectal cancer screening (either with the at-home test or a colonoscopy).

Clinical Trial Description

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the US. Mailing fecal immunochemical (FIT) kits to at-risk patients is an effective way of increasing CRC testing uptake, as this test can be done at home and is less intrusive compared to colonoscopies. As part of an existing program, the health system mails FIT kits to eligible patients each year. Although this test needs to be conducted annually, not everyone who receives the test kit returns the kits for processing. In this study, the researchers aim to test different letters with the goal of encouraging the use of FIT kits or scheduling a colonoscopy. As part of this study, the kits are mailed with everything the patient will need to conduct the test at home and mail a sample back to the hospital. It also includes an introductory letter informing the patient about the program and inviting them to use the kit. The researchers are comparing a standard version of the introductory letter against 3 versions that include different combinations of behavioral nudges, specifically framing effects (loss, default, decoy) and fear appeals. ;

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NCT number NCT04548765
Study type Interventional
Source Geisinger Clinic
Status Completed
Phase N/A
Start date July 24, 2020
Completion date July 23, 2021

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