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dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, Lesley Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorSkrobanski, Hannaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Maryen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBerkman, Lindyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Hayleyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Madeleineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Nishmaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Stephenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRees, Colinen_UK
dc.contributor.authorvon Wagner, Christianen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-29T00:24:05Z-
dc.date.available2019-06-29T00:24:05Z-
dc.date.issued2019-02en_UK
dc.identifier.othere023801en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29809-
dc.description.abstractObjective To determine the feasibility of specialist screening practitioners (SSPs) offering patient navigation (PN) to facilitate uptake of bowel scope screening (BSS) among patients who do not confirm or attend their appointment. Design A single-stage phase II trial. Setting South Tyneside District Hospital, Tyne and Wear, England, UK. Participants Individuals invited for BSS at South Tyneside District Hospital during the 6-month recruitment period were invited to participate in the study. Intervention Consenting individuals were randomly assigned to either the PN intervention or usual care group in a 4:1 ratio. The intervention involved BSS non-attenders receiving a phone call from an SSP to elicit their reasons for non-attendance and offer educational, practical and emotional support as required. If requested by the patient, another BSS appointment was then scheduled. Primary outcome measure The number of non-attenders in the intervention group who were navigated and then rebooked and attended their new BSS appointment. Secondary outcome measures Barriers to BSS attendance, patient-reported outcomes including informed choice and satisfaction with BSS and the PN intervention, reasons for study non-participation, SSPs’ evaluation of the PN process and a cost analysis. Results Of those invited to take part (n=1050), 152 (14.5%) were randomised into the study: PN intervention=109; usual care=43. Most participants attended their BSS appointment (PN: 79.8%; control: 79.1%) leaving 22 eligible for PN: only two were successfully contacted. SSPs were confident in delivering PN, but were concerned that low BSS awareness and information overload may have deterred patients from taking part in the study. Difficulty contacting patients was reported as a burden to their workload. Conclusions PN, as implemented, was not a feasible intervention to increase BSS uptake in South Tyneside. Interventions to increase BSS awareness may be better suited to this population.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Groupen_UK
dc.relationMcGregor LM, Skrobanski H, Ritchie M, Berkman L, Miller H, Freeman M, Patel N, Morris S, Rees C & von Wagner C (2019) Using specialist screening practitioners (SSPs) to increase uptake of bowel scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening: results of a feasibility single-stage phase II randomised trial. BMJ open, 9, Art. No.: e023801. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023801en_UK
dc.rights© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits others to copy, redistribute, remix, transform and build upon this work for any purpose, provided the original work is properly cited, a link to the licence is given, and indication of whether changes were made. See: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.en_UK
dc.titleUsing specialist screening practitioners (SSPs) to increase uptake of bowel scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening: results of a feasibility single-stage phase II randomised trialen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023801en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid30772850en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleBMJ Openen_UK
dc.citation.issn2044-6055en_UK
dc.citation.volume9en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderNational Institute for Health Researchen_UK
dc.author.emaill.m.mcgregor@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date15/02/2019en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGateshead Health NHS Foundation Trusten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationIndependenten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGateshead Health NHS Foundation Trusten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSouth Tyneside NHS Foundation Trusten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000471124600091en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85061722737en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1399324en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-7093-1391en_UK
dc.date.accepted2018-12-19en_UK
dc.description.refREF Eligible with Permitted Exceptionen_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2019-06-28en_UK
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