A randomized trial of generic versus tailored interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening among intermediate risk siblings Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Health Education
  • Mass Screening
  • Patient Compliance
  • Siblings


  • Results indicated that colorectal cancer screening adherence increased among intermediate risk siblings enrolled in all three intervention groups. Participants in both tailored intervention groups reported having colorectal cancer screening at significantly higher rates than participants in the generic print group. The increase in colorectal cancer screening in the tailored print and counseling call group was not significantly higher than that achieved by the tailored print alone. Decisional balance partially mediated treatment effects. Tailored behavioral interventions are effective methods for increasing screening adherence but telephone counseling did not add significantly to treatment effects.

publication date

  • April 2009



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2707254

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12160-009-9103-x

PubMed ID

  • 19418107

Additional Document Info

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  • 207

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