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Health Promot Pract. 2011 Mar;12(2):229-34. doi: 10.1177/1524839909332139. Epub 2009 Mar 18.

Colorectal cancer screening in primary care: theoretical model to improve prevalence in the practice partner research network.

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College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. nemethl@musc.edu

Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Half of Americans older than age 50 are not current with recommended screening; research is needed to assess the impact of interventions designed to increase receipt of CRC screening. The Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care (C-TRIP) study is a theoretically informed group randomized trial within 32 primary care practices. Baseline median proportion of active patients aged 50 years or older up-to-date with CRC screening among the 32 practices was 50.8% (N = 55,746). Men were more likely to have been screened than women (52.9% vs. 49.2%, respectively). Patients 50 to 59 years of age were less likely to be up-to-date with screening (45.4%) than those in the 60 to 69 years and 70 to 79 years groups (58.5% in both groups). Opportunities exist to increase the proportion of CRC screening received in adults aged 50 and older. C-TRIP evaluates the effectiveness of a model for improvement for increasing this proportion.

PMID:
19297657
PMCID:
PMC2889237
DOI:
10.1177/1524839909332139
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