Behavioral Economic Approaches to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening

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University of Pennsylvania

Status

Completed

Conditions

Cancer of the Colon

Treatments

Behavioral: Email outreach
Behavioral: Active choice
Behavioral: Financial incentive

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02660671
822504

Details and patient eligibility

About

This is an RCT aimed at testing different population-based approaches to increasing colorectal cancer screening through email outreach, including usual email communication, active choice, and active choice + financial incentive.

Full description

This is an RCT aimed at testing different population-based approaches to increasing colorectal cancer screening. The investigators will randomize a cohort of employees between the ages of 50-64 to 3 arms of email communications: a.) Usual email communication; b.) Active choice- usual care + the ability to pre-commit directly through a web form; c.) Financial incentive- usual care + active choice + financial incentive for completion.

Enrollment

2,250 patients

Sex

All

Ages

50 to 64 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female employees of the University of Pennsylvania Health System who live within 30 miles of a health system endoscopy center.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Health Services Research

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

2,250 participants in 3 patient groups

Usual care
Active Comparator group
Description:
Email outreach
Treatment:
Behavioral: Email outreach
Active choice
Experimental group
Description:
Email outreach + active choice
Treatment:
Behavioral: Active choice
Behavioral: Email outreach
Financial incentive + Active choice
Experimental group
Description:
Email outreach + active choice + financial incentive
Treatment:
Behavioral: Financial incentive
Behavioral: Active choice
Behavioral: Email outreach

Trial contacts and locations

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