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Improving Participation in Colorectal Cancer Screening: a Randomised Controlled Trial of Sequential Offers of Faecal then Blood Based Non-Invasive Tests
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Improving Participation in Colorectal Cancer Screening: a Randomised Controlled Trial of Sequential Offers of Faecal then Blood Based Non-Invasive Tests
Symonds, Erin L; Pedersen, Susanne; Cole, Stephen R; Massolino, Joseph; Byrne, Daniel; Guy, John; Backhouse, Patricia; Fraser, Robert J; LaPointe, Lawrence; Young, Graeme P;
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Background: Poor participation rates are often observed in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs utilising faecal occult blood tests. This may be from dislike of faecal sampling, or having benign bleeding conditions that can interfere with test results. These barriers may be circumvented by offering a blood-based DNA test for screening. The aim was to determine if program participation could be increased by offering a blood test following faecal immunochemical test (FIT) non-participation. Materials and Methods: People were invited into a CRC screening study through their General Practice and randomised into control or intervention (n
Colorectal cancer;screening;faecal immunochemical test;methylated blood test;participation;FOBT;
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