Title

Predicting gerneral practice attendance for follow-up cancer care

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

PNG Publications

Place of Publication

United States

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

19141

Comments

Originally published as: Ngune, I., Jiwa, M., McManus, A., Parsons, R., & Hodder, R. (2015). American journal of health behavior, 39(2), 167-174. Original article available here

Abstract

Objective : To examine the role of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in influencing patients’ intention to attend follow-up visits with a general practitioner (GP). Methods : A questionnaire based on the TPB was used to assess colorectal cancer (CRC) patients’ intention to attend follow-up visits with a GP. Results : TPB factors accounted for 43.3% of the variance of intention for follow-up visits. Attitude alone explained 23.3% of the variance. Attitude and presence of other comorbidities significantly affected intention to visit a GP (attitude: R 2 =0.23, F [1, 65]=4.35, p < .01; comorbidity: R 2 =0.13, F [1, 65]=3.02, p < .05). Conclusion : Patients who believe their GP has the skills and knowledge to detect a recurrence and patients with other comorbidities have greater intention to visit their GP fol - lowing treatment

DOI

10.5993/AJHB.39.2.2