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Factors Associated with Adherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening among Moderate Risk Individuals in Iran
- Taheri-Kharameh, Zahra (School of Paramedical Sciences, Qom University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Noorizadeh, Farsad (School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Sangy, Samira (School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Zamanian, Hadi (School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Shouri-Bidgoli, Ali Reza (School of Paramedical Sciences, Qom University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Oveisi, Helaleh (University of Tehran, International Campus)
- Published : 2016.01.11
Background: Colorectal cancer is one of the most common neoplasms in Iran. Secondary prevention (colorectal cancer screening) is important and a most valuable method of early diagnosis of this cancer. The objectives of this study were to determine the factors associated with colorectal cancer screening adherence among Iranians 50 years and older using the Health Belief Model. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from June 2012 to May 2013. A convenience sample of 200 individuals aged 50 and older was recruited from the population at outpatient clinics in teaching hospitals. Data gathering tools were the Champions health belief model scale (CHBMS) with coverage of socio-demographic background and CRC screening information. Multiple logistic regression was performed to identify factors associated with colorectal cancer screening adherence. Results: The mean age of participants was
Colorectal cancer screening;adherence;knowledge;health belief model;Iran
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