Table 21Personalised/individualised risk communication for decisions about screening tests

High risk peopleColorectal screeningProstate cancer screening
OutcomeStudies/peopleEffect sizeStudies/peopleEffect sizeStudies/peopleEffect size
Knowledge regarding screening test/condition concerned2/568MD: 2.45 (1.94 to 2.96)
Perceiving self as appropriate candidate for test1/214OR: 0.65 (0.35 to 1.19)
Accurately perceived risk2/460OR: 2.25 (1.44 to 3.53)
Anxiety2/499MD: −0.03 (−0.30 to +0.25)
Intention to take screening test2/540OR: 0.84 (0.55 to 1.27)
Uptake of screening test5/3145OR: 1.45 (1.23 to 1.71)1/278OR: 2.09 (0.76 to 5.75)1/413OR: 2.56 (1.70 to 3.84)

From: 10, Enabling patients to actively participate in their care

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