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Am J Public Health. 2006 May;96(5):809-11. Epub 2006 Mar 29.

Patient preferences and adherence to colorectal cancer screening in an urban population.

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  • 1Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 137, New York, NY 10027, USA. wolf@tc.columbia.edu

Abstract

We measured patient preferences for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening strategies and actual receipt of alternative CRC screening tests among an urban minority sample participating in an intervention study. The fecal occult blood test was the most preferred test, reportedly owing to its convenience and the noninvasive nature. For individuals who obtained a test that was other than their stated preference (41.1%), reasons for this discordance may be due to physician preferences that override patient preferences.

PMID:
16571715
PMCID:
PMC1470583
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2004.049684
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