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Equity of bowel cancer screening: An epidemiological and qualitative study



The Equity of bowel cancer screening: An epidemiological and qualitative study is a collaborative research endeavour between Flinders University, Adelaide University, and the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School. The project seeks to explore issues associated with access to bowel cancer screening for Indigenous peoples. The impetus for the project evolved from preliminary findings offered by the National bowel cancer screening program (NBCSP) which showed Indigenous peoples had lower than expected participation rates in the NBCSP. It is anticipated that the current research project will identify the barriers and facilitators to bowel cancer screening for Indigenous peoples. The results of this research project will be used to inform the development of interventions that facilitate increased participation of Indigenous peoples in bowel cancer screening.

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Professor Paul Ward
Discipline of Public Health
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: (08) 7221 8415

Related publications

Javanparast S, Ward PR, Carter SM, Wilson CJ (2012)

Barriers to and facilitators of colorectal cancer screening in different population subgroups in Adelaide, South Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 196(8): 521-523

This article aims to identify barriers to and facilitators of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening participation among different cultural subgroups in South Australia, and to describe how these might be shared or be distinct across these groups.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ward PR, Javanparast S, Wilson C (2011)

Equity of colorectal cancer screening: which groups have inequitable participation and what can we do about it?.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 17(4): 334-346

Javanparast S, Ward P, Young G, Wilson C, Carter S, Misan G, Cole S, Jiwa M, Tsourtos G, Martini A, Gill T, Baratiny G, Matt MA (2010)

How equitable are colorectal cancer screening programs which include FOBTs? A review of qualitative and quantitative studies.

Preventive Medicine; 50(4): 165-172

This article reviews published literature on the equity of participation in colorectal cancer screening amongst different population subgroups. It also highlights factors identified as barriers and facilitators to equitable screening. Studies were included in the review if they included a faecal occult blood test as at least one of the screening tests.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 16 March 2017
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