Title

Lower Adherence: A Description of Colorectal Cancer Screening Barrier Talk

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-4-2019

Publication Title

Journal of health communication

Abstract

Understanding how patients and physicians discuss screening barriers may illuminate reasons for non-adherence to recommended colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The goal of the present study was to describe patients' reporting of and physicians' responses to CRC screening barriers and examine their associations with patients' CRC screening behaviors. Audio-recorded primary care consultations (N = 413) with patients due for CRC screening were used to identify CRC screening-related barrier talk and physician responses. Presence of barrier talk was associated with less patient adherence to CRC screening (OR = 0.568,

PubMed ID

31795843

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

Volume

25

Issue

1

First Page

43

Last Page

53

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