Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 4

Acceptance of Colon Cancer Screening Program in 1st Health Cluster Primary Health Care at the Ministry of Health in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abdulelah Almutairi1, Dakhel Fahad Almubarak1, Lara Alnamlah1, Mostafa Kofi1*, Ayman Afify1, Mohammed Ghalab Alanazi2, Asail Ahmed Alammar3 and Raghad Zaid Abuthyab3

1Family Medicine Department, PSMMC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Abdulelah Almutairi, Family Medicine Department, PSMMC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Received: February 01, 2023; Published: March 03, 2023


Background: Screening of chronic diseases is challenging everywhere in the world and all over the time. Hence, there should be strict early screening and diagnosis programs by primary health care physicians (PHPs) and local health authorities. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. It is the 3rd leading cause of death internationally, and in Saudi Arabia, it accounts for 11.5% of the reported cancers. CRC screening was found to be effective in reducing 70% of CRC mortality. However, the screening rate for CRC remains poor.

Aim: To measure the participation and acceptance of the new screening program established in PHC’s in first health cluster at the ministry of health (MOH) and the impact of this program. 

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional design in the period of October 2022 and November 2022 to assess the acceptance of colon cancer screening program in 1st health cluster primary health care at ministry of health in Riyadh.

Result: Data from 329 patients who completed the questionnaire through PHC’s colorectal cancer screening recommendations were evaluated (with a response rate of 100%). The responses and beliefs of patients regarding CRC screening were examined using descriptive statistics. In our study, sample weights were used to provide a national estimate. 

Conclusion: The patients’ age, and demographic characteristics were associated to CRC screening practice. The findings may reflect the low influence of CRC screening activity, physicians receiving their medical education when CRC burden in Riyadh city was of low concern, and the lack of CRC screening capacity in some regions of Saudi Arabia.

 Keywords: Colorectal Cancer; Primary Health Care; Early Detection of Cancer; Health Care Surveys; Screening; Screening Guideline; Knowledge; Attitudes; Practice; Cross-Sectional Studies


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Citation: Abdulelah Almutairi., et al. “Acceptance of Colon Cancer Screening Program in 1st Health Cluster Primary Health Care at the Ministry of Health in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.4 (2023): 36-40.


Copyright: © 2022 Abdulelah Almutairi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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