Frequently Asked Questions
Some evidence-based programs on the RTIPs website may be designated as model programs by other Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. partners (e.g. CDC). RTIPs provides this information to the user and a link to that agency's website so that the user can determine the exact meaning of such a designation.
When no evidence-based programs are available to meet your comprehensive cancer control needs (in terms of populations or settings), then creating a new program may be the best solution. However, in creating the new program, it would be wise to consider:
- Reviewing the available evidence of similar intervention approaches summarized on Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Research Synthesis.
- If your new program is tested in a research study and published in a peer-reviewed journal, it could be listed on the RTIPs website for use by others addressing a similar comprehensive cancer control issue.
For evidence-based programs with more than one main outcome study, percentage scores for each dimension are calculated separately for each study and then averaged across studies using the formulas below:
To obtain the mean percentage score for two studies:
(Study 1 + Study 2)/2 = Mean Percentage Score
To obtain the mean percentage score for three studies:
(Study 1 + Study 2 + Study 3)/3 = Mean Percentage Score
For more information on the RE-AIM model, please visit the RE-AIM website.
A: If your evidence-based cancer control program meets all of the inclusion criteria listed below, please visit the on-line program registration form (https://rtips.cancer.gov/rtips/register/index.do) to submit the information regarding your program for further consideration for the RTIPs website.Inclusion criteria:
- Research findings that have been published in a peer-reviewed journal;
- Study must have produced one or more positive behavioral and/or psychosocial outcomes (p≤.05) among individuals, communities, or populations;
- Evidence of outcomes must be demonstrated in at least one study, using an experimental or quasi-experimental design;
- Intervention must have messages, materials, and/or other components that include English and can be disseminated in a U.S. community or clinical setting; and
- Intervention research study has been conducted within the last 10 years
If your program does not meet these criteria but you would like to find out how it might, please contact RTIPs@mail.nih.gov for more information.
- The intervention outcome finding(s) were not published in a peer-reviewed journal;
- The study did not produce one or more positive behavioral and/or psychosocial outcomes (p≤.05) among individuals, communities, or populations;
- The evidence of outcomes were not demonstrated in any of the studies, using an experimental or quasi-experimental design;
- The intervention did not have messages, materials and/or other components that include English and can be disseminated in a U.S. community or clinical setting;
- The intervention study was not conducted within the last 10 years;
- The intervention was computer-tailored and could not be fully implemented by users; and/or
- The intervention had incomplete and unobtainable materials.
If the evidence-based program no longer meets the criteria, it has been removed from the active website and transferred to the RTIPs archival website (https://rtips.cancer.gov/rtips/archive.do).