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ERIC Number: EJ955214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Knowledge and Attitudes about Colon Cancer Screening among African Americans
James, Aimee S.; Daley, Christine M.; Greiner, K. Allen
American Journal of Health Behavior, v35 n4 p393-401 Jul 2011
Objectives: To explore knowledge and attitudes about colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among African American patients age 45 and older at a community health center serving low-income and uninsured patients. Methods: We conducted 7 focus groups and 17 additional semistructured interviews. Sessions were audio-recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using standard text analysis. Results: Most participants who were age eligible for CRC screening were nonadherent according to national guidelines. Themes included low CRC knowledge, low perceived norms, high barriers, and other screening beliefs. Conclusion: Lack of knowledge, low perceived risk, and attitudes about CRC screening may be important targets for interventions in low-income African American patients.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A