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Table 6 Patient and family physician reported colorectal cancer screening and fecal occult blood testcommunications 1

From: Does access to a colorectal cancer screening website and/or a nurse-managed telephone help line provided to patients by their family physician increase fecal occult blood test uptake?: results from a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial

  Study treatment group2,3
  Control n = 334 (%) Intervention n = 351 (%) p value
Patient Reported Family Physician Communication
Did anyone talk to you about CRC during your appointment? 103 (27.7) 153 (40.1) 0.01
Did anyone tell you why it’s important to do the FOBT? 188 (50.8) 228 (59.7) NS
Did you get instructions about how to do the FOBT? 244 (67.2) 277 (73.5) NS
Any questions about the test that were not explained? 9 (2.5) 8 (2.1) NS
Family Physician Reported Communication
The study protocol caused my patients to ask more questions than usual about: Control (n = 33) Intervention (n = 36) p Value
Colorectal Cancer 16 (57.1) 12 (42.9) NS
Colorectal Cancer Screening 18 (56.3) 14 (43.8) NS
Fecal occult blood test 19 (61.3) 12 (38.7) NS
  1. 1Survey details can be found in the study protocol [18]; 10 patients from each family physician responded to the Post-Study Patient Survey.
  2. 2Values represent the number of patients or family physicians responding “Yes” to each question.
  3. 3Response rate to the patient and physician surveys were 66.7% (685/1142) and 87.3% (69/79 family physicians, respectively).