Emotional, behavioral barriers decrease FIT-based CRC screening by up to 47%

Defensive strategies, such as denying immediacy of testing or exempting oneself, are key barriers to at-home colorectal cancer screening, according to study results published in Cancer.“Various emotional and attitudinal barriers to colorectal cancer screening participation, including fatalism, a fear of cancer, a desire to not know if one has cancer, disgust, embarrassment and beliefs that screening will be uncomfortable or inconvenient, have been identified,” Nicholas Clarke, PhD, a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Psychology at Dublin City University, and colleaguesRead More

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