Understanding patient factors to increase uptake of cancer screening: a review

Young, B. and Robb, K. A. (2021) Understanding patient factors to increase uptake of cancer screening: a review. Future Oncology, 17(28), pp. 3757-3775. (doi: 10.2217/fon-2020-1078) (PMID:34378403)

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Early detection of cancer through organized screening is a central component of population-level strategies to reduce cancer mortality. For screening programs to be effective, it is important that those invited to screening participate. However, uptake rates are suboptimal in many populations and vary between screening programs, indicating a complex combination of patient factors that require elucidation to develop evidence-based strategies to increase participation. In this review, the authors summarize individual-level (sociodemographic and psychosocial) factors associated with cancer screening uptake and evidence for the effectiveness of behavioral interventions to increase uptake. The authors reflect on current trends and future directions for behavioral cancer screening research to overcome challenges and address unmet needs in reducing cancer mortality.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robb, Professor Katie and Young, Dr Ben
Authors: Young, B., and Robb, K. A.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Future Oncology
Publisher:Future Medicine
ISSN (Online):1744-8301
Published Online:11 August 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Future Oncology 17(28): 3757-3775
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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304593Increasing Uptake of FIT bowel screening: trial of providing a deadline for FIT kit returnKathryn RobbCancer Research UK (CRUK)C9227/A27877HW - Mental Health and Wellbeing