When patients were offered a choice of colorectal cancer screening with either FOBT or colonoscopy, they were significantly more likely to complete that screening than when their doctors recommended only FOBT or only colonoscopy.
Nearly 1000 racially and ethnically diverse patients in urban primary care practices were randomly assigned to get colorectal cancer screening via:
- Fecal occult blood testing (FOBT)
- Colonoscopy, or
- Their choice of either FOBT or colonoscopy.
Overall, 58 percent were screened within the next year. Read the rest of this entry »