Information seeking and anxiety among colonoscopy-naïve adults: Direct-to-colonoscopy vs traditional consult-first pathways
Jocelyn A Silvester, Harmandeep Kalkat, Lesley A Graff, John R Walker, Harminder Singh, Donald R Duerksen, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6, Canada
Jocelyn A Silvester, Celiac Research Program, Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, United States
Author contributions: Silvester JA and Kalkat H collected data; Silvester JA, Kalkat H, Graff LA, Walker JR, Singh H and Duerksen DR contributed to data analysis, editing of manuscript and approval of the final version as submitted; Silvester JA, Graff LA, Walker JR, Singh H and Duerksen DR conceived and designed the study.
Supported by Health Sciences Centre Medical Staff Council Resident Research Award.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Manitoba.
Informed consent statement: All study participants were informed about the purpose of the study verbally and in writing. Submission of a completed survey constituted informed consent to participate in the study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Harminder Singh has been a consultant to Pendopharm; the other authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No other data available.
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Correspondence to: Donald R Duerksen, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, St Boniface Hospital, C5120 - 409 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6, Canada. email@example.com
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Received: March 29, 2016
Peer-review started: April 4, 2016
First decision: May 23, 2016
Revised: July 7, 2016
Accepted: July 20, 2016
Article in press: July 22, 2016
Published online: November 16, 2016