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Cancer Screening Adherence through Technology-Enhanced Shared Decision Making (CSATS) is a tailored behavioral intervention to improve patient adherence to colorectal cancer screening (CRC). CSATS links a computerized screening prompt/reminder system with a tailored behavioral intervention. The intervention combines a screening decision aid with a risk assessment. Upon completion of the intervention, a recommendation is provided to both patient and physician to enhance shared decision making between the two.


Aim 1. To incorporate CRC risk assessment into Colorectal Web, an electronic preference-based decision aid to promote CRC screening.

Aim 2. To link Colorectal Web to ClinfoTracker, an innovative computerized prompt/reminder system, to generate a tailored patient preference/risk prompt to physicians.

Aim 3. To test the feasibility of using CSATS in primary care physician (PCP) offices for patients ages 50 to 74 who present for health maintenance examination.


Twenty participants ages 50 and 74 who have not had CRC screening; 5 each (male/female/black/white) drawn from two UM Family Medicine clinics.

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