Predicting colon cancer screening behavior from health beliefs.

  title={Predicting colon cancer screening behavior from health beliefs.},
  author={Finlay A. Macrae and David J. Hill and D James B St John and A Ambikapathy and J F Garner},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={13 1},
A total of 581 people (33% male, 67% female) attending general practitioners completed a questionnaire mainly on health beliefs and were then offered a fecal occult blood test (Hemoccult II) free of charge. Eighty-six percent accepted the general practitioners' offer and took the Hemoccult kit home. Of these, 51% complied (i.e., returned specimens for laboratory testing). The Health Belief Model was found to account for 12% of the variance in screening behavior. Perceived barriers to taking the… CONTINUE READING


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