Colorectal cancer knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors in African Americans.

  title={Colorectal cancer knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors in African Americans.},
  author={Pauline M. Green and Beatrice Adderley Kelly},
  journal={Cancer nursing},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={206-15; quiz 216-7}
Disparities in healthcare among racial and ethnic minorities are associated with poor outcomes. African Americans have the highest incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) among all racial groups. Using a nonrandom sample of 100 African American men and women, 50 years of age and older, the authors explored CRC knowledge, perceptions, and screening behaviors of African American men and women who resided or worked in an urban low-income housing residence. The extent to which screening may be… CONTINUE READING
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