Effect of physician recommendation and patient adherence on rates of colorectal cancer testing.

@article{Brawarsky2004EffectOP,
  title={Effect of physician recommendation and patient adherence on rates of colorectal cancer testing.},
  author={Phyllis Brawarsky and Daniel R. Brooks and Lorelei A. Mucci and Phillip A Wood},
  journal={Cancer detection and prevention},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={260-8}
}
This study explored: (1) patient characteristics associated with physician recommendation for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and patient adherence to recommendation, and (2) the combined effect of recommendation and adherence on CRC testing, broadly defined. Data were from the 1999 MA BRFSS and a call-back survey of 869 BRFSS participants, age 50 and older. Logistic regression was used to identify correlates of recommendation, adherence, and testing. Patient-physician factors were positively… CONTINUE READING

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