Men's knowledge and beliefs about colorectal cancer and 3 screenings: education, race, and screening status.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: To compare how education, race, and screening status affected men's knowledge about colorectal cancer and their views of 3 screenings: the fecal occult blood test (FOBT), sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 65 African American and white men with diverse education backgrounds with similar numbers screened and unscreened. RESULTS: Education was associated with knowledge about colorectal cancer and the colonoscopy. Screening status and education were related to FOBT knowledge. Men knew little about the sigmoidoscopy. CONCLUSION: Intervention programs should tailor education about colorectal cancer and screening by educational attainment levels, not by race.

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Cited Authors

  • Winterich, JA; Quandt, SA; Grzywacz, JG; Clark, P; Dignan, M; Stewart, JH; Arcury, TA

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 525 - 534

PubMed ID

  • 22040614

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22040614

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1945-7359


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States