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Katherine Russell-Ladd (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: Background: While numerous task force recommendations are in place , cancer still remains a major global health problem. Gaps in modern screening methods for cancer were noted among patients in primary care. Accessing information from patients can enable appropriate screening tests to occur , and prevent or discover malignant tissues in earlier stages. Methods: A quality improvement project was designed to develop a cancer screening questionnaire tool for use in primary care. The questionnaire was distributed to patients in a primary care clinic in Southeastern North Carolina. Use of the questionnaire enabled a more comprehensive approach to screening patients for cancer. Accompanying algorithm sheets were available to the provider to assist in interpreting the screening results based on guidelines. Results: Of the fifty patient visits to the primary care office , all patients were participants. Eight of those fifty were referred for more advanced screening. Conclusions: This project determined that employing an inclusive process for cancer screening resulted in a more comprehensive screening approach.

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Russell-Ladd , K.L. (2019). Cancer screening in primary care (Doctoral project). East Carolina University , Greenville , NC.
Language: English
Date: 2019
Cancer, cancer screening in primary care, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer.

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