Lower Adherence: A Description of Colorectal Cancer Screening Barrier Talk
Johnson Shen M, Elston Lafata J, D'Agostino TA, and Bylund CL. Lower Adherence: A Description of Colorectal Cancer Screening Barrier Talk. J Health Commun 2019.
Journal of health communication
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,
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