Colon cancer knowledge, screening barriers, and information-seeking in Northeastern Georgia

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621564
Title:
Colon cancer knowledge, screening barriers, and information-seeking in Northeastern Georgia
Authors:
Springstion, Jeffrey; Hou, Su-I
Abstract:
Background: The present study assessed utilization of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and knowledge, barriers, and information-seeking among adults in northeastern Georgia. Methods: A total of 245 people aged 40 years and older from selected rural, suburban, and small towns in northeastern Georgia participated in this cross-sectional survey. Results: Respondents aged 50 years and older were more likely to think that they “don’t need screening at their current age” as compared with those in their 40s. Higher information-seeking correlated with lower screening barriers (p<0.001), and colonoscopy history correlated with higher levels of information-seeking (p=0.001). Discussion: Respondents generally had a low level of knowledge about CRC. Individuals with lower perceived screening barriers indicated a higher likelihood to seek more information about CRC and therefore might be more likely to be screened by colonoscopy.
Affiliation:
University of Georgia; University of Central Florida
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621564
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 6, Number 2 (2016)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSpringstion, Jeffreyen
dc.contributor.authorHou, Su-Ien
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T23:27:22Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-15T23:27:22Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621564-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The present study assessed utilization of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and knowledge, barriers, and information-seeking among adults in northeastern Georgia. Methods: A total of 245 people aged 40 years and older from selected rural, suburban, and small towns in northeastern Georgia participated in this cross-sectional survey. Results: Respondents aged 50 years and older were more likely to think that they “don’t need screening at their current age” as compared with those in their 40s. Higher information-seeking correlated with lower screening barriers (p<0.001), and colonoscopy history correlated with higher levels of information-seeking (p=0.001). Discussion: Respondents generally had a low level of knowledge about CRC. Individuals with lower perceived screening barriers indicated a higher likelihood to seek more information about CRC and therefore might be more likely to be screened by colonoscopy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.subjectcolorectal canceren
dc.subjectknowledgeen
dc.subjectbarriersen
dc.subjectinformation seekingen
dc.titleColon cancer knowledge, screening barriers, and information-seeking in Northeastern Georgiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Georgia; University of Central Floridaen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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