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Table 2 Eligibility criteria and method of ascertainment

From: An electronic family health history tool to identify and manage patients at increased risk for colorectal cancer: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  Criteria Method
Primary care provider
Inclusion Physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant Administrative & Phone screen
Working in one of the targeted primary care clinics Administrative & Phone screen
At least one half-day of primary care clinic per week Administrative & Phone screen
Patient panel size large enough to enroll 12–13 patients Administrative & Phone screen
Patient participant
Inclusion Assigned to one of the enrolled PCPs Administrative & Phone screen
At least one primary care appointment in the 18 months before enrollment Administrative & Phone screen
Upcoming PCP appointment with assigned PCP Administrative & Phone screen
Aged 40–64 years Administrative & Phone screen
No previous history of CRC (V10.05, V10.06, ICD-9153, 154), inflammatory bowel disease (555.0, 555.1, 555.2, 555.9, 556.0), or adenomatous polyps (indicated in pathology report) Administrative & Phone screen
Exclusion Endoscopy within the previous 3 years Administrative & Phone screen
Plans to relocate or leave the VA healthcare system in the next 12 months Phone Screen
More than 2 errors on a validated 6-item screener for cognitive impairment Phone screen
Non-English speaking Phone screen
No knowledge of FHH of first- and second-degree predecessor relatives, even if adopted Phone screen
Concurrent enrollment in a competing research study (related to colon cancer) Phone screen