Tailored telephone counseling increases colorectal cancer screening

Susan M. Rawl, Shannon M. Christy, Patrick O. Monahan, Yan Ding, Connie Krier, Victoria L. Champion, Douglas Rex

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Abstract

To compare the efficacy of two interventions to promote colorectal cancer screening participation and forward stage movement of colorectal cancer screening adoption among first-degree relatives of individuals diagnosed with adenomatous polyps. One hundred fifty-eight first-degree relatives of individuals diagnosed with adenomatous polyps were randomly assigned to receive one of two interventions to promote colorectal cancer screening. Participants received either a tailored telephone counseling plus brochures intervention or a non-tailored print brochures intervention. Data were collected at baseline and 3 months post-baseline. Group differences and the effect of the interventions on adherence and stage movement for colorectal cancer screening were examined using t-tests, chi-square tests, and logistic regression. Individuals in the tailored telephone counseling plus brochures group were significantly more likely to complete colorectal cancer screening and to move forward on stage of change for fecal occult blood test, any colorectal cancer test stage and stage of the risk-appropriate test compared with individuals in the non-tailored brochure group at 3 months post-baseline. A tailored telephone counseling plus brochures intervention successfully promoted forward stage movement and colorectal cancer screening adherence among first-degree relatives of individuals diagnosed with adenomatous polyps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)622-637
Number of pages16
JournalHealth Education Research
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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