Geographic variation and effect of area-level poverty rate on colorectal cancer screening
- Test, episode, and programme sensitivities of screening for colorectal cancer as a public health policy in Finland: experimental design. Malila, Nea; Oivanen, Tiina; Malminiemi, Outi; Hakama, Matti // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/6/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7682, p1341
Objectives To report the sensitivities of the faecal occult blood test, screening episode, and screening programme for colorectal cancer and the benefits of applying Ã¡ randomised design at the implementation phase of a new public health policy. Design Experimental design incorporated in...
- The 'Yield' of Targeted Screening for Type 2 Diabetes. // Annals of Family Medicine;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 7 Issue 5, preceding p386
The article offers tips on how to obtain the yield of targeted screening for type 2 diabetes. It states that screening diabetes is necessary to provide an enhance medical care based on the RADICAL approach or read, ask, discuss, inquire, collaborate, act and learn to engage active participation...
- Communicating and Understanding Laboratory Test Results: What Matters? Joan Boyd; John Hazy; Salvatore Sanders // Laboratory Medicine;Nov2007, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p680
Background: This is the first known investigation to identify specific patient characteristics and the relationship to their understanding of laboratory test results. The study examined patient characteristics influencing their level of understanding of laboratory test results reported to them...
- TO SCREEN OR NOT TO SCREEN. Greenhalgh, Trisha // Accountancy;Apr95, Vol. 115 Issue 1220, p57
Presents information about medical screening in Great Britain. Common screening tests; Breast cancer examination for women; Factors to consider before using do-it-yourself testing kits; Reading and interpreting test result; Determination of false positive results.
- tell the day. // Woman's Day (Australia Edition);6/13/2005, Vol. 57 Issue 24, p83
Focuses on the importance of a regular check-up to one's health. Consequences of ignoring the symptoms of a disease; Advice for people experiencing a mild health problem.
- Could Colon Cancer Screening Save Your Life? // Share Guide;Nov/Dec2008, Issue 100, p18
The article presents questions and answers related to diagnosis colon cancer including the symptoms of colon cancer, the risks of developing colon cancer, and the age factor for colon cancer screening.
- What Can We Do About Low Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates? Rabeneck, Linda // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2007, Vol. 102 Issue 8, p1736
The prevalence of colorectal cancer screening is not what it needs to be. Whether screening takes place according to a medical practice model or a public health model, we need to systematically evaluate interventions to increase screening adherence, identify predictors of screening uptake, and...
- Evaluation of a card collection-based faecal immunochemical test in screening for colorectal cancer using a two-tier reflex approach. Fraser, Callum G.; Mathew, Catriona M.; Ashley, N.; Mowat, G.; Wilson, John A.; Carey, Francis A.; Steele, Robert J. C. // Gut;Oct2007, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p1415
Background: The guaiac faecal occult blood test (gFOBT) has been proved as a screening investigation for colorectal cancer, but has disadvantages. Newer faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) have many advantages, but yield higher positivity rates qnd are expensive. A two-tier reflex follow-up of...
- COLONOSCOPY FOR COLON CANCER SCREENING: SAVING LIVES AND DOLLARS. Lawson, J. Mark; Johnson, David // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr1996, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p814
Provides information on a study which examined the effect various screening programs would have on colon cancer-related mortality and the costs involved. Variables that may affect the outcome; Screening programs used; Response to the practice of colorectal cancer screening.