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This study was conducted as a descriptive study to find out the colorectal cancer screening behaviors, benefits, and barriers perceptions of individuals between the ages of 50 and 70. The study was carried out with the participation of 271 individuals who were referred to a university hospital and who agreed to participate in the study. The data were collected by using a questionnaire form which consisted of 14 questions prepared by the researcher consistent with the literature, to find out the sociodemographic characteristics of individuals and their behaviors about colorectal cancer and “Instruments to Measure Colorectal Cancer Screening Benefits and Barriers.” An analysis of the data was conducted using the Kruskal-Wallis test, the Mann-Whitney U test, and one-way ANOVA. In this study, in line with the scores of individuals from Instruments to Measure Colorectal Cancer Screening Benefits and Barriers factors, the participants were found to have a high level of Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) Benefits, FOBT Barriers, Colonoscopy Benefits, and Colonoscopy Barriers perceptions.
Keywords: Colorectal cancer; early screening; FOBT barrier.
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