Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
1000

Inclusion Criterias

Women newly enrolled in one of the state-wide Medicaid health plans (University Family Care)
Women who are ambulatory
Women who are community-dwelling
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Women newly enrolled in one of the state-wide Medicaid health plans (University Family Care)
Women who are ambulatory
Women who are community-dwelling
Women between the ages of 18 and 39

Exclusion Criterias

Women not newly enrolled in one of the state wide Medicaid health plans (University Family Care)
Women who are not community dwelling
Women who are not ambulatory
...
Women not newly enrolled in one of the state wide Medicaid health plans (University Family Care)
Women who are not community dwelling
Women who are not ambulatory
Women not between the ages of 18 and 39

Summary

Conditions
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 39 years
Gender
Only females

Description

All newly enrolled women in one of Arizona's state-wide Medicaid health plans (University Family Care) who are ambulatory and community-dwelling, and between the ages of 18-39, will be identified by the health plan on a monthly basis as eligible for this study. For at least the first month, these ne...

All newly enrolled women in one of Arizona's state-wide Medicaid health plans (University Family Care) who are ambulatory and community-dwelling, and between the ages of 18-39, will be identified by the health plan on a monthly basis as eligible for this study. For at least the first month, these new health plan members will be randomized 2 to 1 (intervention to usual care control). Each month the health plan will provide the study team with the number of new members. A study team member will then provide the health plan with a list of numbers (1's and 0's) generated using the biased coin design to apply to those new members. To avoid bias, health plan staff will not be aware of members study arm. All new health plan enrollees (as per current standard health plan practice) receive a series of welcome communications (by mail and electronically) from the health plan shortly after enrollment. These are designed to apprise new members of health plan policies and procedures related to covered benefits, facilitate the selection of a primary care provider, and provide general preventive health resources and information. This is followed by a second mailing at 3-months post enrollment, as well as a nurse follow-up call. The latter is designed to answer questions about covered services, finding a primary care provider, and/or otherwise provide support. Both intervention and control group member will receive identical communications from the health plan up to this point. Potential participants will be contacted by the health plan's call center. A brief verbal overview of the intervention including time requirement and content to be covered will be provided. The potential participants who have been randomly assigned to the intervention group will then be offered the opportunity to set up an individual confidential appointment with a community health worker (CHW) at her earliest convenience. The call center will provide the research office a list of interested participants and their contact information. Once that list is received by the research office, a CHW will be assigned to each potential participant. The assigned CHW will call to introduce herself, to answer lingering questions about the intervention and proposed encounter and to confirm the participant's acceptance into the intervention. At that time, the CHW will confirm language and location preference, date/ time of proposed meeting, and the contact information for the research office for any questions. The CHW will meet with the subject and complete the informed consent process. Also, the baseline informed patient choice survey will be performed using a touch tablet device (to ascertain baseline knowledge, patient preferences, informed decision making, and health literacy). The CHW will tailor the individual education session to meet the unique needs of the participant (e.g., an individual who discloses a history of surgical sterilization will not receive information about contraception). The 45-minute intervention will be delivered as described above. The patient will be asked to personally assess her needs with regard to reproductive health-related issues. The CHW will work with the participant to develop a personalized plan to access the relevant targeted preventive services. This may involve assistance with contacting the Health Plan and assistance with identifying or making an appointment with a primary care provider. At the conclusion of the intervention, the patient will be encouraged to reach out to the CHW by telephone or electronically if she has any subsequent questions or concerns, and appointments for the two booster telephone calls will be scheduled. Finally, in consideration for her time and participation, the participant will be provided with a $40 gift card. Booster telephone support calls will occur at 2 and 4 months post intervention. A telephone call guide will be used to reinforce and clarify key concepts from the initial intervention encounter as well as to help clients formulate relevant questions related to specific women's preventive services and other health concerns in anticipation of their next primary care provider (PCP) visit. Participants will also be queried specifically about any issues related to interactions with the health plan and/or contacting her primary care provider. The patient will be assisted with connecting to the health plan or her PCP's office for those issues that cannot be easily addressed by the CHW. Whenever possible, every effort will be made by the CHW to connect the patient to the appropriate outreach staff at that PCP's office (if such staff is available). Again the availability of the CHW by telephone or electronically for interval questions will be emphasized. At month 6, the participant will receive a call from the telephone interviewer to administer the 6-month informed patient choice survey identical to the survey that was completed at baseline. A $40 gift card incentive will be offered to complete this survey. The call center will administer a similar 6-month survey by phone to a sample of the group randomized to invitation, but who did not accept the invitation (IG2) and the group not invited (CG). A $30 gift card incentive will be offered to complete this survey.

Inclusion Criterias

Women newly enrolled in one of the state-wide Medicaid health plans (University Family Care)
Women who are ambulatory
Women who are community-dwelling
...
Women newly enrolled in one of the state-wide Medicaid health plans (University Family Care)
Women who are ambulatory
Women who are community-dwelling
Women between the ages of 18 and 39

Exclusion Criterias

Women not newly enrolled in one of the state wide Medicaid health plans (University Family Care)
Women who are not community dwelling
Women who are not ambulatory
...
Women not newly enrolled in one of the state wide Medicaid health plans (University Family Care)
Women who are not community dwelling
Women who are not ambulatory
Women not between the ages of 18 and 39

Locations

Tucson, Arizona, 85721-0477
Tucson, Arizona, 85721-0477

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT02157168
Collaborators
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • RAND
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Franciso AR Garcia, MD, MPH University of Arizona
  • Franciso AR Garcia, MD, MPH University of Arizona