• Vol. 43 No. 10, 517–518
  • 15 October 2014

Does Patient Education and Recommendation Result in Increased Uptake of Colorectal Cancer Screening Using the Fecal Occult Blood Test?


Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common cancer in Singapore. Between 2008 and 2012, it accounts for 17.5% of cancer in males and 13.6% in females. Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a useful screening tool in decreasing CRC mortality. A study conducted in Hong Kong, found that physician’s recommendation had led to increased FOBT uptake among patients [odds ratio (OR) of 23.5%].

This research study aims to determine whether patient education and recommendation would result in increased uptake of FOBT in polyclinics.

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