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Highfield L, Rajan SS, Valerio MA
A non-randomized controlled stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-level mammography intervention in improving appointment adherence in underserved women.
This study evaluated a theoretically based, systematically designed implementation strategy to support adoption and implementation of a patient navigation-based intervention, called Peace of Mind Program (PMP), aimed at improving breast cancer screening among underserved women.. Any potential confounding or bias will be controlled in the analysis. Outcomes such as appointment adherence, patient referral to diagnostics, time to diagnostic referral, patient referral to treatment, time to treatment referral, and budget impact of the intervention will be assessed.
Citation: Highfield L, Rajan SS, Valerio MA . A non-randomized controlled stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-level mammography intervention in improving appointment adherence in underserved women. Implement Sci 2015 Oct 14;10:143. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0334-x.
Keywords: Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Mammogram, Screening, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Vulnerable Populations, Safety Net, Prevention, Women, Imaging