Uptake of colorectal cancer screening: system, provider and individual factors and strategies to improve participation.

@article{Power2009UptakeOC,
  title={Uptake of colorectal cancer screening: system, provider and individual factors and strategies to improve participation.},
  author={Emily Power and Anne Miles and Christian von Wagner and Katie A. Robb and Jane Wardle},
  journal={Future oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 9},
  pages={1371-88}
}
Colorectal cancer (CRC) accounts for 9% of all new cancer cases worldwide and affects over 1 million people each year. Screening can reduce the mortality associated with the disease, yet participation rates are suboptimal. Compliers with CRC screening are less deprived; they have higher education than noncompliers and tend to be male, white and married. Likely reasons for nonparticipation encompass several 'modifiable' factors that could be targeted in interventions aimed at increasing… CONTINUE READING
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