Colorectal cancer screening attitudes and behavior: a population-based study.

  title={Colorectal cancer screening attitudes and behavior: a population-based study.},
  author={Nancy Janz and Patricia A. Wren and David Schottenfeld and Kenneth E. Guire},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={37 6 Pt 1},
BACKGROUND Even though colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests for persons 50 years of age or over are recommended to reduce colorectal cancer mortality, screening rates remain disturbingly low. METHODS Using random digit dialing, 355 telephone interviews were conducted with black and white men and women, 50-79 years of age, who resided in Genesee County, Michigan. The Health Belief Model provided the framework to assess attitudes and practices regarding CRC screening. RESULTS For both… CONTINUE READING


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