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Older Adult Perceptions of Shared Decisions in Colorectal Screening

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The goal of this study is to understand how older and emerging-older adult patients and their physicians perceive shared decision-making (SDM), and how SDM, as perceived by patients, impacts adherence to recommended colorectal cancer screening.

Aims

Aim 1. Develop definitions of SDM from the perspectives of older adult patients, emerging-older adult patients, and primary care physicians.


Aim 2. Determine whether the occurrence of patient-defined SDM is associated with adherence to physician- recommended colorectal cancer screening.

Participants

Patients and primary care physicians from the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and audio-recordings of patient health examinations at the Henry Ford Health System. 

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