Current state of medical-advice-seeking behaviour for symptoms of colorectal cancer: determinants of failure and delay in medical consultation.

@article{Courtney2012CurrentSO,
  title={Current state of medical-advice-seeking behaviour for symptoms of colorectal cancer: determinants of failure and delay in medical consultation.},
  author={Ryan J. Courtney and Christine Louise Paul and Robert W. Sanson-Fisher and Finlay A. Macrae and John Attia and Mark McEvoy},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={e222-9}
}
AIM There are few data on the factors associated with healthcare-seeking behaviour for symptoms of colorectal cancer. This study describes the determinants of failure and delay in seeking medical advice for rectal bleeding and change in bowel habit. METHOD In total, 1592 persons (56-88 years) were randomly selected from the Hunter Community Study and mailed a questionnaire. RESULTS In all, 18% (60/332) of respondents experiencing rectal bleeding and 20% (39/195) reporting change in bowel… CONTINUE READING

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