Uptake of Colorectal Cancer Screening among Ontarians with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

@inproceedings{OuelletteKuntz2015UptakeOC,
  title={Uptake of Colorectal Cancer Screening among Ontarians with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Ouellette-Kuntz and Helen Coo and Virginie Cobigo and Andrew S. Wilton},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Under-screening for cancer may contribute to a greater disease burden in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) as their life expectancy increases. In 2008, the province of Ontario launched Canada's first population-based colorectal cancer screening program. Our objectives were to compare the proportions of Ontarians with and without IDD who have undergone colorectal cancer screening and to examine factors associated with screening uptake among Ontarians with IDD… CONTINUE READING

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