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dc.contributor.authorOster, Candice
dc.contributor.authorZajac, Ian
dc.contributor.authorFlight, Ingrid
dc.contributor.authorHart, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorTurnbull, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Carlene J
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Graeme Paul
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-25T03:43:29Z
dc.date.available2014-02-25T03:43:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.citationOster C, Zajac I, Flight I, Hart E, Young G, Wilson C, Turnbull D (2013) Ambivalence and its influence on participation and non-participation in screening for colorectal cancer. Qualitative Health Research 23(9): 1188-1201en
dc.identifier.issn1049-7323
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/27472
dc.descriptionAuthor version made available in accordance with the publisher's policy.en
dc.description.abstractColorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most prevalent cancers worldwide, and an ideal target for early detection and prevention through cancer screening. Unfortunately, rates of participation in screening are less than adequate. In this article we explore why people who were offered a fecal immunochemical test for CRC decided to participate or not, and for those who did participate, what influenced them to take action and complete the test. We conducted four focus groups and 30 telephone interviews with 63 people. The main reason people decided to screen was “wanting to know” their CRC status, which operated on a continuum ranging from wanting to know, through varying degrees of ambivalence, to not wanting to know. The majority of participants expressed ambivalence about CRC screening, and the main cue to action was the opportunity to screen without being too inconvenienced.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (#593505)en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/593505en
dc.subjectcancer, screening and preventionen
dc.subjectfocus groupsen
dc.subjectinterviewsen
dc.subjectqualitative analysisen
dc.subjectrisk, perceptionsen
dc.subjectself-careen
dc.titleAmbivalence and its influence on participation and non-participation in screening for colorectal canceren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.grantnumberNHMRC/593505en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1049732313501890en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupWilson, Carlene J: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1883-4690en_US


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