A population-based, community estimate of total colon examination: The impact on compliance with screening for colorectal cancer

Schoen R., Weissfeld J., Trauth J., Ling B., Hayran M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.97, no.2, pp.446-451, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer screening is underutilized. Total colon examination (TCE), such as with colonoscopy, can have a significant effect on the measured compliance with screening, as colonoscopy may be able to be performed as infrequently as once every 10 yr. In a population-based survey we determined the prevalence and validated the self-reporting of TCE and assessed its impact on compliance with screening.