BioMed Central Health Services Research
Geisel School of Medicine
Prostate cancer disproportionately affects low-income and minority men. This study evaluates the impact of a patient navigation intervention on timeliness of diagnostic resolution and treatment initiation among veterans with an abnormal prostate cancer screen.MethodsParticipants were enrolled between 2006 and 2010. The intervention involved a social worker and lay health worker navigation team that assisted patients in overcoming barriers to care. For navigated (n = 245) versus control (n = 245) participants, we evaluated rates of diagnostic resolution and treatment and adjusted for race, age, and Gleason score.
Simon MA, Nonzee NJ, McKoy JM, Liu D, Luu TH, Byer P, Eklund EA, Richey EA, Wu Z, Dong X, Rademaker AW. Navigating veterans with an abnormal prostate cancer screening test: a quasi-experimental study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 Aug 15;13:314. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-314. PMID: 23947435; PMCID: PMC3844412.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Simon, Melissa A.; Nonzee, Narissa J.; McKoy, June M.; Liu, Dachao; Luu, Thanh Ha; Byer, Peter; Eklund, Elizabeth A.; and Richey, Elizabeth A., "Navigating Veterans with an Abnormal Prostate Cancer Screening Test: A Quasi-Experimental Study" (2013). Dartmouth Scholarship. 616.