Journal article

Screening Participation Predictors for People at Familial Risk of Colorectal Cancer A Systematic Review

Driss Ait Ouakrim, Trevor Lockett, Alex Boussioutas, Louise Keogh, Louisa B Flander, John L Hopper, Mark A Jenkins

American Journal of Preventive Medicine | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2013


CONTEXT: People with a family history of colorectal cancer (CRC) are at increased risk of developing the disease. Information on the screening practices of this segment of the population is scarce. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review was conducted of observational studies to identify factors associated with CRC screening participation for people at increased risk due to family history of the disease.MEDLINE, Cinahl Information Sevices, Embase, and PsycINFO databases were searched comprehensively between January 1995 and May 2012 to identify relevant articles. To be included, studies had to report on screening for people who had at least one first-degree relative with CRC, have describe..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Driss Ait Ouakrim was supported by a Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation PhD scholarship (CSIRO, Preventative Heath Flagship). Mark Jenkins is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia Senior Research Fellow grant. The study was conducted independently of funding agencies.