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J Cancer Educ. 2008;23(4):238-40. doi: 10.1080/08858190802189030.

Perceptions of knowledge, beliefs, and barriers to colorectal cancer screening.

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  • 1School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0216, USA. stacy@mail.unomaha.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is an effective tool that aggressively identifies and treats preventable colorectal disease. Yet incidence and mortality disparities still exist.

METHODS:

A cross-sectional sample of persons at risk of CRC residing in a Midwestern metropolitan area (n = 43) reported their knowledge, beliefs, and perceived barriers of CRC screening.

RESULTS:

Minorities were significantly more likely to have inaccurate knowledge/beliefs and increased perceived internal/external barriers of CRC screening than Whites.

CONCLUSIONS:

Health education programs designed to increase CRC screening efficacy have to address the predisposed knowledge, beliefs, and perceived barriers of diverse persons at risk.

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