Simon SR, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Ensroth A, Bernstein L, Fletcher RH, et al. Failure of automated telephone outreach with speech recognition to improve colorectal cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med 2010 Feb 8;170(3):264-70 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20142572.
randomised controlled trial
To assess whether an automated telephone outreach with speech recognition can increase the colorectal screening rate
Screening for colorectal cancer within 12 months of the intervention
30.6% screened from the intervention groups vs 30.4% in usual care p=0.76
If consider colonoscopy screening only 21.4% for intervention vs 20.3% p=0.04 with a small effects odds of colonoscopy for intervention 1.01 (95% CI 0.96-1.00)
Less than 40% of targeted individuals reached
|High risk of bias||Comments: no bliniding|
Risk of bias assessment: randomised controlled trial
- Outcomes not blinded, substantial side-effects, or not reported.
- No concealment or unclear (e.g. no approach described, open randomisation lists, person doing recruitment tossing a coin).
- Too many exclusions, differential loss in comparison groups, or not reported.
The field below is not considered when calculating the risk of bias rating
|2||Reason for decision: CI does not cross unity for colonoscopy|
|5||Additional comments: negative study so no effect|
- Simon SR, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Ensroth A, Bernstein L, Fletcher RH, et al. Failure of automated telephone outreach with speech recognition to improve colorectal cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med 2010 Feb 8;170(3):264-70 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20142572.
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