Open Access Study protocol

Does access to a colorectal cancer screening website and/or a nurse-managed telephone help line provided to patients by their family physician increase fecal occult blood test uptake?: A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial study protocol

Kathleen Clouston1*, Alan Katz2, Patricia J Martens3, Jeff Sisler4, Donna Turner5, Michelle Lobchuk6, Susan McClement7 and CIHR/CCMB Team in Primary Care Oncology (PCO-NET)

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Family Medicine Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, P228-770, Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3, Canada

2 Departments of Family Medicine (Research Director) and Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, P228-770 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3, Canada

3 Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (Director), Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada

4 Director, Primary Care Oncology Program, CancerCare Manitoba; Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba; Chair, Canadian Association of General Practitioners in Oncology, Manitoba, Canada

5 Population Oncology, CancerCare Manitoba, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada

6 Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada

7 Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba; Research Associate, Manitoba Palliative Care, Research Unit, CancerCare Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada

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BMC Cancer 2012, 12:182  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-182

Published: 17 May 2012

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Proof of Funding from a major granting body. Letter from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) demonstrating proof of receipt of grant from a major funding body that supports the Theme Three Study (Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT01026753).

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Additional file 2:

Clinic Characterization Form. Form utilized to obtain information about medical clinics collaborating on the study.

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Additional file 3:

Patient Tracking Form. Form used by family physician to enroll eligible patients consenting to participate in the study and to record pertinent patient information.

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Additional file 4:

Post Study Follow-Up Survey (Control Group). Survey completed by 10 consenting patients per family physician in the control group four months post FOBT requisition.

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Additional file 5:

Post Study Follow-Up Survey (Intervention Group). Survey completed by 10 consenting patients per family physician in the intervention group four months post FOBT requisition.

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Additional file 6:

In-Clinic Patient Survey. Consent form/Survey completed by patients enrolled in the study.

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Additional file 7:

Proof of Health Research Ethics Board (University of Manitoba) approval. University of Manitoba Health Research Ethics Board approval of Theme Three research study entitled “Innovative Tools to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Manitoba” (H2009:312); Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT01026753.

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Additional file 8:

Proof of Health Research Ethics Board (University of Manitoba) approval. Final Health Research Ethics Board approval from the University of Manitoba Health Research Ethics Board. Approval of the theme three research study entitled “Innovative Tools to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Manitoba” (H2009:312); Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT01026753.

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Additional file 9:

Proof of Health Research Ethics Board (University of Manitoba) annual approval (2010–2011). University of Manitoba Health Research Ethics Board annual approval (2012–2011) of the theme three research study entitled “Innovative Tools to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Manitoba” (H2009:312); Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT01026753.

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Additional file 10:

Proof of Health Research Ethics Board (University of Manitoba) annual approval (2011–2012). University of Manitoba Health Research Ethics Board annual approval (2012–2011) of the theme three research study entitled “Innovative Tools to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Manitoba” (H2009:312); Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT01026753.

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Additional file 11:

Family Physician Survey. Survey completed by collaborating family physicians upon completion of study requirements.

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