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2013: Prospective Cohort Study of Compliance With Faecal Immunochemical Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Hong Kong

GI DiseaseMedical Journals

Researchers in HK followed up 5700 participants in a bowel cancer screening programme who chose Fecal immunochemical Test (FIT) for annual screening for 4 years. Participants were given phone reminders and they found that the compliance rates to FIT were 95.1%, 79.9%, 66.2% and 68.4% at years one to four, respectively. Also, analysed from the data, male subjects, younger participants, smokers and those with positive family history of CRC were more likely to be non-compliant. To enhance screening effectiveness, individual reminders were suggested for those who are more likely to be screening non-compliance.