Screening for colorectal cancer by faecal occult blood test: why people choose to refuse.

@article{Worthley2006ScreeningFC,
  title={Screening for colorectal cancer by faecal occult blood test: why people choose to refuse.},
  author={Daniel L. Worthley and Stephen R. Cole and Adrian Esterman and Sarah Mehaffey and Naomi M Roosa and Allison N Smith and Deborah Turnbull and Graeme P. Young},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={607-10}
}
To better understand the personal barriers that limit participation in faecal occult blood test (FOBT) screening for colorectal cancer, non-participants from a recent screening initiative were sent detailed questionnaires, defining their reasons for not participating, as well as how to make screening more attractive. The important barrier was procrastination. The type of FOBT kit offered influenced the reasons for not participating. Convenient FOBT and greater general practitioner involvement… CONTINUE READING

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