An Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers and Students Develop and Implement a Clinic Reminder System to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Colonias along the U.S.?Mexico Border

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148769
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An Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers and Students Develop and Implement a Clinic Reminder System to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Colonias along the U.S.?Mexico Border
Abstract:
An Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers and Students Develop and Implement a Clinic Reminder System to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Colonias along the U.S.?Mexico Border
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Pase, Marilyn Nelsen, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:New Mexico State University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Gloria Coronado, PhD
[Scientific session research presentation] Purpose: Latinos are less likely to receive screening services for colorectal cancer. Through an interdisciplinary effort and mentorship program, our purpose was to increase colorectal cancer screening among Latinos residing in two colonias near the US-Mexico border who receive health care at a network of community clinics. Methodology: Baseline assessment of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) screening was conducted in two clinics using computerized patient records for patients ages 50 - 79. The clinic reminder system involved clinic mailings, telephone calls, and home visits by health promoters aimed to motivate testing.  Nutrition and biology students presented teaching aids for the clinic patients and Promotoras, trained lay health promoters, made home visits.  After training, minority nursing student researchers were temporarily employed by the clinic to abstract appropriate data from medical records. Following the one-year intervention, final screening rates were assessed using the clinic computerized record system and baseline and final rates were compared. Results: Data on FOBT screening prevalence before and after the intervention illustrate intervention success: in one community, 48.7% of 718 patients had received an FOBT in the past year (compared to 7.8% at baseline); 46.2% of 234 patients in a second community had received an FOBT in the past year (compared to 39.4% at baseline). Implications: A clinic-based reminder system using health promoters and a three-tiered approach successfully improved participation in colorectal cancer screening. One minority student researcher is currently employed by the clinic as a nurse. Since our intervention relied on clinic workers and on health promoters who were permanent clinic staff, efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening and research processes may be sustained. The enthusiasm of the students, clinic nurses, and promotoras under the direction of interdisciplinary faculty researchers were key elements in the success of this project.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers and Students Develop and Implement a Clinic Reminder System to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Colonias along the U.S.?Mexico Borderen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148769-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers and Students Develop and Implement a Clinic Reminder System to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in Colonias along the U.S.?Mexico Border</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pase, Marilyn Nelsen, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">New Mexico State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mpase@nmsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gloria Coronado, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Purpose: Latinos are less likely to receive screening services for colorectal cancer.&nbsp;Through an interdisciplinary effort and mentorship program, our purpose was to increase colorectal cancer screening among Latinos residing in two colonias near the US-Mexico border who receive health care at a network of community clinics. Methodology: Baseline assessment of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) screening was conducted in two clinics using computerized patient records for patients ages 50 - 79.&nbsp;The clinic reminder system involved clinic mailings, telephone calls, and home visits by health promoters aimed to motivate testing.&nbsp; Nutrition and biology students presented teaching aids for the clinic patients and Promotoras, trained lay health promoters, made home visits.&nbsp; After training, minority nursing student researchers were temporarily employed by the clinic to abstract appropriate data from medical records.&nbsp;Following the one-year intervention, final screening rates were assessed using the clinic computerized record system and baseline and final rates were compared. Results: Data on FOBT screening prevalence before and after the intervention illustrate intervention success: in one community, 48.7% of 718 patients had received an FOBT in the past year (compared to 7.8% at baseline); 46.2% of 234 patients in a second community had received an FOBT in the past year (compared to 39.4% at baseline). Implications: A clinic-based reminder system using health promoters and a three-tiered approach successfully improved participation in colorectal cancer screening. One minority student researcher is currently employed by the clinic as a nurse.&nbsp;Since our intervention relied on clinic workers and on health promoters who were permanent clinic staff, efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening and research processes may be sustained. The enthusiasm of the students, clinic nurses, and promotoras under the direction of interdisciplinary faculty researchers were key elements in the success of this project.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:50:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:50:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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