How do rural health care providers and patients view barriers to colorectal cancer screening? Insights from Appalachian Kentucky

Jennifer Hatcher, Mark B. Dignan, Nancy Schoenberg

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Abstract

This article reports findings from a qualitative study that explored the attitudes and beliefs concerning colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among patients and health care providers in Appalachian Kentucky. Results from 5 focus groups are discussed here: 3 with primary care providers and 2 with patients. Although there are some areas of agreement, there are marked differences between the perceptions of Appalachian health care providers and participants regarding CRC screening. This article compares and contrasts those perceptions and provides suggestions for culturally competent practice and culturally relevant research to improve CRC screening in this vulnerable population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-192
Number of pages12
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appalachian Kentucky
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Rural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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