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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165719
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Colon Cancer Get Checked Program: Awareness to Action Program
Author(s):
Donnelly, Sandra
Author Details:
Sandra Donnelly, Christiana Care Health Services, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Abstract:
Colon cancer is the third most common malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States. The American Cancer Society (ACS) has estimated 130,200 new cases of colon cancer and 56,300 deaths for the year 2001. Delaware is ranked fifth in the nation for colon deaths. ACS reports that only 17.9% of Delaware men and 24.6% of Delaware women have had a recent fecal occult blood test (FOBT). Annual screening with FOBT can result in a 15%-33% reduction in mortality as reported in clinical trials. In October 2000, the Christiana Care Cancer Outreach Program (CCCOP) implemented the Colon Cancer: Get Checked Program that includes information about risk factors, prevention guidelines and screening. The program goal is to screen 250 men and women who are age 50 years and older by March 2002. CCCOP message is "Take Four Easy Steps for a Colon Check": 1) Learn about it, 2) Decide to get tested, 3) Get a test kit, and 4) Talk about the results. An 11-item tool is used to determine average or high-risk and eligibility for a FOBT kit. A group of 15 men, mostly African-American over the age of 50, piloted this program including review of the promotional flyer, risk assessment tool, and kit instructions. Revisions were made based on the findings. An outreach worker recruited participants at 36 community educational events including churches, civic associations, worksites, and health fairs. Preliminary results as of August 2001 show 53 requested to participate. Three were found to be high-risk and were referred to their physician to discuss a screening plan. Twenty-eight of 50 (average risk) consented to receive kits for testing, and nine have been returned to CCCOP for processing. All returned were negative. A reminder letter was issued to all participants who did not return kits as scheduled. No additional contact was made after this step. The next steps include promoting the program on the Christiana Care Health System web site, analyzing the data from late- and regional-stage disease to help develop a specific outreach plan, and surveying recent participants for feedback about the program's components.
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleColon Cancer Get Checked Program: Awareness to Action Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, Sandraen_US
dc.author.detailsSandra Donnelly, Christiana Care Health Services, Wilmington, Delaware, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165719-
dc.description.abstractColon cancer is the third most common malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States. The American Cancer Society (ACS) has estimated 130,200 new cases of colon cancer and 56,300 deaths for the year 2001. Delaware is ranked fifth in the nation for colon deaths. ACS reports that only 17.9% of Delaware men and 24.6% of Delaware women have had a recent fecal occult blood test (FOBT). Annual screening with FOBT can result in a 15%-33% reduction in mortality as reported in clinical trials. In October 2000, the Christiana Care Cancer Outreach Program (CCCOP) implemented the Colon Cancer: Get Checked Program that includes information about risk factors, prevention guidelines and screening. The program goal is to screen 250 men and women who are age 50 years and older by March 2002. CCCOP message is "Take Four Easy Steps for a Colon Check": 1) Learn about it, 2) Decide to get tested, 3) Get a test kit, and 4) Talk about the results. An 11-item tool is used to determine average or high-risk and eligibility for a FOBT kit. A group of 15 men, mostly African-American over the age of 50, piloted this program including review of the promotional flyer, risk assessment tool, and kit instructions. Revisions were made based on the findings. An outreach worker recruited participants at 36 community educational events including churches, civic associations, worksites, and health fairs. Preliminary results as of August 2001 show 53 requested to participate. Three were found to be high-risk and were referred to their physician to discuss a screening plan. Twenty-eight of 50 (average risk) consented to receive kits for testing, and nine have been returned to CCCOP for processing. All returned were negative. A reminder letter was issued to all participants who did not return kits as scheduled. No additional contact was made after this step. The next steps include promoting the program on the Christiana Care Health System web site, analyzing the data from late- and regional-stage disease to help develop a specific outreach plan, and surveying recent participants for feedback about the program's components.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:23:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:23:41Z-
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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