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postgraduate thesis: A systematic review of factors influencing the uptake of screening for colorectal cancer using a faecal occult blood test

TitleA systematic review of factors influencing the uptake of screening for colorectal cancer using a faecal occult blood test
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Fong, Y. [方圓]. (2013). A systematic review of factors influencing the uptake of screening for colorectal cancer using a faecal occult blood test. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5098488
AbstractBackground Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers with high morbidity and mortality among both genders and yet it carries a better prognosis when detected early. Colorectal cancer screening using faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is proven to be cost-effective, however worldwide FOBT uptake rate is suboptimal which directly affects the cost-effectiveness of the screening program. Identifying those factors that influence the uptake of colorectal cancer screening using FOBT will allow implementation of relevant measures when planning a population based screening program. Methods A structured electronic search using PubMed and Medline was conducted in order to identify studies that included factors influencing the uptake of CRC screening by using FOBT. Qualities of included studies were assessed by quality assessment checklist STROBE. Results Factors that contributed to the low uptake rate of CRC screening by FOBT were identified and summarized. They were broadly divided into 3 groups. Demographic factors: age, gender, social economic status, insurance status and education, for ethnicity, employment status and obesity further studies in the future may be needed. Subject factors: subject’s attitudes and knowledge towards CRC screening, type of FOBT screening, health concerned behavior, frequency of clinical visit and physiciancomment. Provider factors: health care system factor and physicians’ factors. Conclusion Different factors, in particular those factors that were associated with low FOBT uptake rate in CRC screening, were reviewed and summarized in this paper. With the continuous effort from worldwide as well as local investigators, timely measures can be implemented to tackle this deathly disease and to ensure cost effectiveness of a screening program.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectRectum - Cancer - Diagnosis
Colon (Anatomy) - Cancer - Diagnosis
Dept/ProgramPublic Health
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193837

 

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dc.contributor.authorFong, Yuen-
dc.contributor.author方圓-
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T23:10:51Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-27T23:10:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationFong, Y. [方圓]. (2013). A systematic review of factors influencing the uptake of screening for colorectal cancer using a faecal occult blood test. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5098488-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193837-
dc.description.abstractBackground Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers with high morbidity and mortality among both genders and yet it carries a better prognosis when detected early. Colorectal cancer screening using faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is proven to be cost-effective, however worldwide FOBT uptake rate is suboptimal which directly affects the cost-effectiveness of the screening program. Identifying those factors that influence the uptake of colorectal cancer screening using FOBT will allow implementation of relevant measures when planning a population based screening program. Methods A structured electronic search using PubMed and Medline was conducted in order to identify studies that included factors influencing the uptake of CRC screening by using FOBT. Qualities of included studies were assessed by quality assessment checklist STROBE. Results Factors that contributed to the low uptake rate of CRC screening by FOBT were identified and summarized. They were broadly divided into 3 groups. Demographic factors: age, gender, social economic status, insurance status and education, for ethnicity, employment status and obesity further studies in the future may be needed. Subject factors: subject’s attitudes and knowledge towards CRC screening, type of FOBT screening, health concerned behavior, frequency of clinical visit and physiciancomment. Provider factors: health care system factor and physicians’ factors. Conclusion Different factors, in particular those factors that were associated with low FOBT uptake rate in CRC screening, were reviewed and summarized in this paper. With the continuous effort from worldwide as well as local investigators, timely measures can be implemented to tackle this deathly disease and to ensure cost effectiveness of a screening program.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshRectum - Cancer - Diagnosis-
dc.subject.lcshColon (Anatomy) - Cancer - Diagnosis-
dc.titleA systematic review of factors influencing the uptake of screening for colorectal cancer using a faecal occult blood test-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5098488-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5098488-
dc.date.hkucongregation2013-

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