Latinas’ Colorectal Cancer Screening Knowledge, Barriers to Receipt, and Feasibility of Home-Based Fecal Immunochemical Testing

Echo L. Warner, Julia Bodson, Ryan Mooney, Djin Lai, Niloy Jewel Samadder, Deanna Kepka

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Abstract

Latinas’ high colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality makes them a priority population for CRC screening. CRC screening knowledge, perceived barriers, and feasibility of using the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) was assessed among Latinas in Utah. Participants aged ≥50 (n = 95) were surveyed about knowledge and barriers to CRC screening. 27 participants completed a FIT and evaluation survey. Fisher’s exact tests assessed sociodemographic correlates of CRC screening outcomes. Most participants were overdue for CRC screening (n = 81, 85%). Age, acculturation, education, and employment were significantly associated with CRC screening status and/or reasons for being overdue (e.g., not knowing about the test, cost). All participants who received a FIT completed it, felt it was easy to use, and reported they would use it again. Latinas had limited awareness of CRC, CRC screenings, and experienced barriers to CRC screening (e.g., limited access, cost), but were willing to utilize a low-cost home-based FIT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)981-990
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colon cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Fecal immunochemical test
  • FOBT
  • Healthcare utilization
  • Latina(o)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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