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What would make getting colorectal cancer screening easier? Perspectives from screeners and nonscreeners.
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PMID:  22272194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background. Despite the availability of multiple effective tests for colorectal cancer (CRC), screening rates are low. Greater understanding of barriers between screeners and nonscreeners may improve public health initiatives to increase CRC screening (CRCS). Methods. We conducted a content analysis of 625 responses to the question: "Was there anything that would have made getting tested easier?" Respondents were patients at a multispecialty practice who participated in a behavioral intervention trial to increase CRCS. Using clinic records, we classified patients as early-screeners (<6 months), late-screeners(6-12 months), and nonscreeners (>12 months). Results. Both screeners and nonscreeners reported the same categories of barriers. However, early-screeners predominantly cited dislike of test attributes such as bowel preparation, whereas nonscreeners cited concerns regarding finances and work and family responsibilities. Conclusion. Multilevel strategies that address scheduling barriers and external screening barriers may improve CRCS. Future studies may test hypotheses about mediators explaining how screeners overcome barriers.
Gilda G Medina; Amy McQueen; Anthony J Greisinger; L Kay Bartholomew; Sally W Vernon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroenterology research and practice     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1687-630X     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastroenterol Res Pract     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101475557     Medline TA:  Gastroenterol Res Pract     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  895807     Citation Subset:  -    
School of Public Health, The University of Texas-Houston, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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