A randomised controlled trial of patient narrative SMS messaging in general practice to increase participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Victoria

  • McIntosh, Jenny (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Khalajzadeh, Hourieh (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Australian Government sends a free bowel cancer
test to every person from the age of 50, however only
41% of people complete the test. We know that people
are more likely to do the test if it is endorsed by their GP.
We also know that people are influenced by stories they
can relate to. Our research will test the use of an SMS
message sent by the patient’s GP that includes a video of
someone describing their positive experience about bowel
cancer screening to increase uptake of the bowel cancer
Effective start/end date19/03/2018/03/22