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What Would Make Getting Colorectal Cancer Screening Easier? Perspectives from Screeners and Nonscreeners

Table 2

Types of scheduling and screening barriers reported by early-, late-, and nonscreeners ( ).

Early-screener ≤6 months ( ) Late-screener >6 months but ≤12 months ( ) Nonscreener by 12 months ( )

% % %
Scheduling barriers2724.53076.923348.9
Rank( )Rank( )Rank( )
Patient related
 Being too busy2–3(3)4(3)2(50)
 Work and family responsibilities2–3(3)3(5)1(61)
 Missed appointment4(2)2(6)3(24)
 Pending appointment1(7)1(7)4(17)
System related
 Patient had difficulty scheduling appointment with clinic1(10)1(7)2(34)
 Patient expected to be called by clinic2(2)2-3(1)1(40)
 Patient preferred direct access to colonoscopy(0)2-3(1)3(7)

% % %
Screening barriers8375.5923.124351.1
Rank( )Rank( )Rank( )
External
 Financial/insurance concerns2(12)2(2)1(68)
 Medical conditions3(4)1(3)2(56)
 Patient disliked screening test attributes1(44)3-4(1)3(20)
 Perceived lack of physician direction(0)(0)4(15)
 Transportation needs4(3)3-4(1)5(14)
Internal
 Salience for screening3(4)1(2)1(30)
 Perceived low need to screen4(1)(0)2(23)
 Wanted more information1(9)(0)4(2)
 Emotional concerns including fear of pain or discomfort2(6)(0)3(15)

Barriers are rank ordered within subcategories.

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