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Primary care endorsement letter and a patient leaflet to improve participation in colorectal cancer screening: Results of a factorial randomised trial

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Background: The trial aimed to investigate whether a general practitioner's (GP) letter encouraging participation and a more explicit leaflet explaining how to complete faecal occult blood test (FOBT) included with the England Bowel Cancer Screening Programme invitation materials would improve uptake. Methods: A randomised controlled 2 × 2 factorial trial was conducted in the south of England. Overall, 1288 patients registered with 20 GPs invited for screening in October 2009 participated in ...

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10.1038/bjc.2011.255

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Madox
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-International
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Journal:
British Journal of Cancer
Volume:
105
Issue:
4
Pages:
475-480
Publication date:
2011-08-09
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:c279a6f9-1f29-4841-bbf9-6cb0c75cd700
Source identifiers:
179355
Local pid:
pubs:179355

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