Targeted decision aids may not impact CRC screening preference among older adults

Although decision aids helped inform older adults about potential benefits and risks associated with colorectal cancer screening, the tools did not significantly influence patient preference for screening, regardless of health.“Since 2008, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended individualized decision making for CRC screening for adults aged 76 to 84 years, a process that includesa consideration of health state and patient preferences. Because CRC is typically a slow-growing cancer, the benefits from early detection of polyps accrue 5 to 10 years after undergoing CRCRead More

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