Barriers to colorectal cancer screening in Palestine: a national study in a medically underserved population.

@article{Qumseya2014BarriersTC,
  title={Barriers to colorectal cancer screening in Palestine: a national study in a medically underserved population.},
  author={Bashar J. Qumseya and Yasin Tayem and Osama Y Dasa and Khaled W Nahhal and Ismael M Abu-limon and Ahmed M Hmidat and Ahmed F Al-Shareif and Murad K Hamadneh and Douglas L Riegert-Johnson and Michael B. Wallace},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={463-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Cultural, religious, and financial barriers can hinder uptake of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in Arab communities. We aim to understand attitudes and barriers that contribute to the low rate of CRC screening among Palestinians in the West Bank. METHODS We performed a national, cross-sectional study of Palestinian adults older than 50 years. A self-administered questionnaire was developed and validated. Data were randomly collected in all major districts of the West Bank… CONTINUE READING