Patients’ Perceptions of Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests and Preparatory Education in Federally Qualified Health Centers

Clement K. Gwede, Alexis Koskan, Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Stacy N. Davis, Jamila Ealey, Rania Abdulla, Susan T. Vadaparampil, Gloria Elliott, Diana Lopez, David Shibata, Richard G. Roetzheim, Cathy D. Meade

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Abstract

This study explored federally qualified health center (FQHC) patients’ perceptions about colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) tests, including immunochemical fecal occult blood tests (iFOBT), as well as preferences for receiving in-clinic education about CRCS. Eight mixed gender focus groups were conducted with 53 patients. Findings centered on three thematic factors: (1) motivators and impediments to CRCS, (2) test-specific preferences and receptivity to iFOBTs, and (3) preferences for entertaining and engaging plain language materials. Results informed the development of educational priming materials to increase CRCS using iFOBT in FQHCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-300
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Health education
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Oncology

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    Gwede, C. K., Koskan, A., Quinn, G. P., Davis, S. N., Ealey, J., Abdulla, R., Vadaparampil, S. T., Elliott, G., Lopez, D., Shibata, D., Roetzheim, R. G., & Meade, C. D. (2015). Patients’ Perceptions of Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests and Preparatory Education in Federally Qualified Health Centers. Journal of Cancer Education, 30(2), 294-300. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-014-0733-8