Factors associated with perceived barriers to colorectal cancer screening: a population-based study [Poster presentation]
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摘要Background/Aims:
Colorectal Cancer (CRC) screening has been proven effective to reduce its mortality and morbidity, yet its participation rate was low due to various perceived barriers in the general population. Since frailty and inaccessibility to healthcare services increase with more advanced age, we hypothesized that elderly subjects might perceive higher
levels of screening barriers.

Methods:
We conducted a population-based telephone survey on a total of 2,400 Chinese individuals aged 60-76 years old in 2017 using simple random sampling. We collected information on their socio-economic factors and perceived barriers to CRC screening. We determined the perceived barriers using validated scores. We calculated the odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using a binary logistic regression model. Results: From univariate analysis (Table 1), individuals with older age (66-70 years old: crude OR [COR]=3.09, 95% CI=1.32-7.23; 71-76 years old: COR=4.18, 95% CI=1.73-10.07) and lower household income level (COR=1.41, 95% CI=1.02-1.96) were associated
with perceived health/psychological barriers to CRC screening. After adjustment for potential confounders, the association between older age and perceived screening barriers remained statistically significant (66-70: AOR=3.04, 95% CI=1.30-7.11; 71-76: AOR=4.09, 95% CI=1.70-9.88).

Conclusion:
We found a 3-4 fold increased odds of perceived health/psychological barriers to CRC screening among elderly individuals aged >66 years. The underlying reasons for this findings and possible intervention strategies to enhance their screening uptake will need to be examined in future studies.
著者Huang JJ, Wang JX, Huang JLW, Lok V, Pang T, Choi P, Leung C, Wong MCS
會議名稱Asia Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2018 Connecting Excellence on Gastroenterology & Hepatology in Asia Pacific
會議開始日15.11.2018
會議完結日18.11.2018
會議地點Seoul
會議國家/地區韓國
會議論文集題名Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
出版年份2018
月份11
卷號33
期次Suppl 4
出版社Wiley
頁次S161 - S161
國際標準期刊號0815-9319
語言美式英語
關鍵詞Barriers, Colorectal Cancer, Screening, Chinese

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