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Table 1 Surveys of screening preference for colorectal cancer

From: A survey of individual preference for colorectal cancer screening technique

First Author Subjects Age Range N = Comparison Preference Comment
Steine9 GI Patients 45–79 y 190 BE v C BE Post hoc
Durdey10 GI Patients 19–88 y 66 BE v C C Post hoc
VanNess11 GI Patients 20–84 y 189 BE v C C Post hoc
Elwood20 Relatives of GI Patients 45–70 y 232 FS v C FS = C RCT; Subjects offered FS or C and differential compliance measured
Dominitz12 VAOP 50–75 y 62 FS v C FS Time trade off measure Least for FS.
Frew13 PCOP >25 y 2294 FOBT v FS FOBT Willingness to pay primary endpoint. Preference also collected.
Leard14 PCOP 50–75 y 100 FOBT, FS, BE, C C preferred FOBT more likely to be done. Post hoc 93% previously screened
Dolan17 PCOP >50 y 96 FOBT, FS, BE, C FOBT DARCT
Pignone15 PCOP 50–75 y 227 FOBT v FS FOBT DARCT
Pignone18 PCOP 50–75 y 146 FOBT v FS FOBT 4 levels of survey after varying quantities of information on colon cancer risk, conduct, test accuracy, cost.
Wolf16 PCOP >65 y 57 FOBT v FS FOBT DARCT
Nelson Non-patients 18–54 y 80 FOBT, FS, BE, C FOBT  
  1. GI Patients; Gastroenterology patients
  2. BE; Barium enema.
  3. C; Colonoscopy
  4. FS; Fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy
  5. FOBT; Fecal Occult Blot Testing
  6. Post hoc; Preference measured after undergoing one or more of the above screening tests.
  7. RCT; Randomised Controlled Trial
  8. VAOP; Veteran's administration hospital outpatients
  9. PCOP; Primary care outpatients
  10. DARCT; Randomised trial to investigate the effectiveness of decision aids in increasing screening participation