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Grant Number: 3P01CA057586-08S1 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Marcus, Alfred
Organization: Amc Cancer Research Center
Project Title: 5-a-Day for Better Health Dissemination
Fiscal Year: 2002
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Abstract

The parent study to be disseminated in response to RFA CA-02-502 derives from a program project grant funded by the National Cancer Institute (i.e., Cancer Information Service Research Consortium-CA57586). Of the three component projects in this on-going program of research, only one has outcome data available for review (the remaining two projects are still in active follow-up). This project tested the efficacy of a tailored print intervention in promoting fruit and vegetable consumption (consistent with the 5 A Day program) among callers to the Cancer Information Service (CIS) telephone service. The results of this large randomized trial demonstrated the efficacy of a longitudinally tailored print intervention, which is being proposed for dissemination by the Cancer Information Service Branch (CISB) of the National Cancer Institute. Given the requirement to conduct a randomized controlled trial in the parent study, all printing, production and dissemination of the tailored print materials were performed by the research team in collaboration with the Health Media Research Laboratory, University of Michigan. However, this process will now be streamlined and transferred to CISB for dissemination, which is the major goal of the study proposed herein. Significant features of this dissemination study include the following: a theory-driven, "best practices model" for dissemination that includes a Phase I vanguard study involving six CIS offices nationwide (N=1,000 callers to the CIS telephone service); a feasible 12 month timeline to accommodate the challenges of technology transfer, beta-testing and implementation of the vanguard intervention, as well as subject accrual; a well-developed and previously used Quality Control Monitoring System to evaluate the vanguard intervention for implementation fidelity, combined with specific performance criteria and in-depth diagnostic reviews before nationwide dissemination occurs beyond the vanguard; and finally, a Phase II dissemination plan that would extend this intervention as a usual service program to all 14 regional offices of the CIS network.

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Publications

A randomized trial of a brief intervention to increase fruit and vegetable intake: a replication study among callers to the CIS.
Authors: Marcus AC, Heimendinger J, Wolfe P, Fairclough D, Rimer BK, Morra M, Warnecke R, Himes JH, Darrow SL, Davis SW, Julesberg K, Slevin-Perocchia R, Steelman M, Wooldridge J
Source: Prev Med, 2001 Sep;33(3), p. 204-16.
PMID: 11522161
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Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of multiple outcalls to promote mammography among low-income women.
Authors: Crane LA, Leakey TA, Ehrsam G, Rimer BK, Warnecke RB
Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2000 Sep;9(9), p. 923-31.
PMID: 11008910
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Information technologies within the cancer information service: factors related to innovation adoption.
Authors: Johnson JD, Meyer M, Woodworth M, Ethington C, Stengle W
Source: Prev Med, 1998 Sep-Oct;27(5 Pt 2), p. S71-83.
PMID: 9808826
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Effectiveness of a telephone outcall intervention to promote screening mammography among low-income women.
Authors: Crane LA, Leakey TA, Rimer BK, Wolfe P, Woodworth MA, Warnecke RB
Source: Prev Med, 1998 Sep-Oct;27(5 Pt 2), p. S39-49.
PMID: 9808823
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Cancer information service-initiated outcalls to promote screening mammography among low-income and minority women: design and feasibility testing.
Authors: Crane LA, Leakey TA, Woodworth MA, Rimer BK, Warnecke RB, Heller D, Sloan George V
Source: Prev Med, 1998 Sep-Oct;27(5 Pt 2), p. S29-38.
PMID: 9808822
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Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among callers to the CIS: results from a randomized trial.
Authors: Marcus AC, Heimendinger J, Wolfe P, Rimer BK, Morra M, Cox D, Lang PJ, Stengle W, Van Herle MP, Wagner D, Fairclough D, Hamilton L
Source: Prev Med, 1998 Sep-Oct;27(5 Pt 2), p. S16-28.
PMID: 9808821
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A feasibility test of a brief educational intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among callers to the Cancer Information Service.
Authors: Marcus AC, Morra M, Rimer BK, Stricker M, Heimendinger J, Wolfe P, Darrow SL, Hamilton L, Cox DS, Miller N, Perocchia RS
Source: Prev Med, 1998 Mar-Apr;27(2), p. 250-61.
PMID: 9579004
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The impact of formalization, role conflict, role ambiguity, and communication quality on perceived organizational innovativeness in the Cancer Information Service.
Authors: Johnson JD, La France BH, Meyer M, Speyer JB, Cox D
Source: Eval Health Prof, 1998 Mar;21(1), p. 27-51.
PMID: 10183337
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