Mailed fecal immunochemical tests plus educational materials to improve colon cancer screening rates in Iowa Research Network (IRENE) practices.

@article{Levy2012MailedFI,
  title={Mailed fecal immunochemical tests plus educational materials to improve colon cancer screening rates in Iowa Research Network (IRENE) practices.},
  author={Barcey Levy and Jeanette M. Daly and Yinghui Xu and John W. Ely},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          73-82
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Only about half of all eligible Americans have been screened for colorectal cancer (CRC). The objective of this study was to test whether mailed educational materials and a fecal immunochemical test (FIT), with or without a scripted telephone reminder, led to FIT testing. In addition, we compared changes in attitudes toward, readiness for, and barriers to screening from baseline to follow-up after education about screening. METHODS Subjects due for CRC screening were recruited… CONTINUE READING

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