Older Adult Perspectives Toward Surveillance Colonoscopy: A Qualitative Study

Conclusions: This small, qualitative study suggests that older adults familiar with surveillance colonoscopy prefer patient-centered decision-making on when to discontinue testing and want support and information from providers when making choices. The evidence also suggests that participants value provider communication and trust their advice. Future work will use this information to create a larger patient survey on attitudes and beliefs toward surveillance colonoscopy.
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ALIMENTARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research

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Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Colorectal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Mol Clin Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
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Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Imaging Digital Health Source Type: news
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Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Contributions: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: research
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Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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