Don't Be a Fool, Checking your Stool is Cool

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Tiffany Muse (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Cheryl Wicker

Abstract: Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States (American Cancer Society, 2021). CRC can lead to devastating events; therefore, early detection is vital, as evidence shows high curative rates if caught early (CDC, 2020). CRC incidence and mortality can be reduced through screening tests, but screening participation is suboptimal for racial/ethnic minorities and even more for those with limited English proficiency (Tong et al., 2017). Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement DNP project was to develop and implement an educational brochure to increase colorectal cancer screenings metrics in a local primary care practice to promote shared decision-making between clinicians and their patients. Methods: The principal investigator (PI) developed and implemented an educational brochure that was given by the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) during the rooming process to adults aged 45-75 that presented for annual wellness exams for three months to evaluate if its use increased colorectal cancer screenings. Results: The study concluded that the educational brochure either increased CRC screenings or the quality metrics were unchanged after implementing the educational brochure. Recommendations and Conclusion: This project implies that education is critical in increasing CRC screening rates. Disbursement of educational material on high mortality conditions should be increased in all healthcare settings.

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Language: English
Date: 2022
Colorectal cancer, colorectal cancer screening, primary care, educational brochure

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