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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165701
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenging Medical Center Employees to Self Screen
Author(s):
Scott, Jan
Author Details:
Jan Scott, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Abstract:
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and accounts for approximately 56,000 cancer deaths in the United States each year. Studies have shown that prevention and early detection can reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer. Through a grant provided by Colorectal Cancer Education Program ONS/ONS Foundation Center for Leadership Information and Research, two oncology nurses formed a multidisciplinary team consisting of nurses, dieticians, physicians, and physical therapists to plan and provide a colorectal cancer health fair for employees of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBM). The objective of the project was to provide information on prevention and screening along with a free fecal occult blood test (FOBT). The medical center employs over 10,000 individuals with very diverse financial, educational, and racial backgrounds. The project's information was made available to all three working shifts in the medical center. The goal was to reach everyone from housekeeping to lab technicians to medical staff on the main medical center campus. This was accomplished by setting up the fair in a high-traffic area that captured employees as they entered or left the medical center. The project was posted on the medical center's intranet and newsletter as well as on flyers. Over 600 employees participated in the health fair project. Of those, 217 responded to a follow up survey. The results showed that 69% perceived the information as being important to them, 77% reported that the information was presented in an easy-to- understand method, 62% used the FOBT screening tool. Of those using the tool, 100% reported it was easy to use. Nine employees reported positive results, five of those stated they followed up with their physician. At the time of the survey, 39% stated that they had not used the screening tool, commented that they plan to use it in the near future. 100% of participants stated that they would like to see that more programs like this offered to employees in the future. The health fair was well received and could lead to future multidisciplinary collaborations that would be offered beyond the main campus.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChallenging Medical Center Employees to Self Screenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorScott, Janen_US
dc.author.detailsJan Scott, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165701-
dc.description.abstractColorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and accounts for approximately 56,000 cancer deaths in the United States each year. Studies have shown that prevention and early detection can reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer. Through a grant provided by Colorectal Cancer Education Program ONS/ONS Foundation Center for Leadership Information and Research, two oncology nurses formed a multidisciplinary team consisting of nurses, dieticians, physicians, and physical therapists to plan and provide a colorectal cancer health fair for employees of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBM). The objective of the project was to provide information on prevention and screening along with a free fecal occult blood test (FOBT). The medical center employs over 10,000 individuals with very diverse financial, educational, and racial backgrounds. The project's information was made available to all three working shifts in the medical center. The goal was to reach everyone from housekeeping to lab technicians to medical staff on the main medical center campus. This was accomplished by setting up the fair in a high-traffic area that captured employees as they entered or left the medical center. The project was posted on the medical center's intranet and newsletter as well as on flyers. Over 600 employees participated in the health fair project. Of those, 217 responded to a follow up survey. The results showed that 69% perceived the information as being important to them, 77% reported that the information was presented in an easy-to- understand method, 62% used the FOBT screening tool. Of those using the tool, 100% reported it was easy to use. Nine employees reported positive results, five of those stated they followed up with their physician. At the time of the survey, 39% stated that they had not used the screening tool, commented that they plan to use it in the near future. 100% of participants stated that they would like to see that more programs like this offered to employees in the future. The health fair was well received and could lead to future multidisciplinary collaborations that would be offered beyond the main campus.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:23:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:23:23Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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