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Weinberg DS , Miller S , Rodoletz M , Egleston B , Fleisher L , Buzaglo J , Keenan E , Marks J , Bieber E
Colorectal cancer knowledge is not associated with screening compliance or intention
J Cancer Educ. 2009 ;24(3) :225-32
PMID: 19526412    PMCID: PMC2724589    URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19526412
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BACKGROUND: Increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is a public health goal. We hypothesized that non-compliant, average risk women would demonstrate low levels of CRC knowledge and underestimate their CRC risk. METHODS: Participants identified prior to routine gynecological visits completed a survey assessing demographics, CRC knowledge, risk perception, and screening intention. RESULTS: The 318 participants demonstrated high levels of CRC knowledge. The majority estimated their risk incorrectly and had no intention of screening participation in the future. There were no consistent relationships between knowledge, risk perception, and screening intent. CONCLUSIONS: Knowledge alone is an inadequate stimulus of screening adherence.
Weinberg, David S Miller, Suzanne Rodoletz, Michelle Egleston, Brian Fleisher, Linda Buzaglo, Joanne Keenan, Eileen Marks, Jaime Bieber, Eric eng R01 CA102695/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ R01 CA102695-05/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ R01CA102695/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural England J Cancer Educ. 2009;24(3):225-32. doi: 10.1080/08858190902924815.