- •Colorectal cancer screening is beneficial on a population level, but the benefits do not always outweigh the potential harms on an individual level. Individual preferences play an important role in weighing the benefits and harms of participating in screening.
- •In this study, we quantified how important screening invitees perceived the harms of colorectal cancer screening as compared to the benefits.
- •The preference values obtained in this study will be used to help screening invitees make an informed decision about participating in screening.
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Precis: Men and women invited for colorectal cancer screening perceive the benefits of screening more important than the harms.
Concept and design: Pluymen, Yebyo, Stegeman, Fransen, Dekker, Brabers, Leeflang
Acquisition of data: Pluymen, Brabers
Analysis and interpretation of data: Pluymen, Yebyo, Brabers
Drafting of the manuscript: Yebyo
Critical revision of the paper for important intellectual content: Pluymen, Yebyo, Stegeman, Fransen, Dekker, Brabers, Leeflang
Statistical analysis: Yebyo, Brabers
Provision of study materials or patients: Pluymen, Brabers
Obtaining funding: Stegeman, Fransen, Dekker, Leeflang
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: Pluymen, Brabers
Conflict of interest disclosure Statement:
Dr Leeflang reported receiving grants from ZonMw, during the conduct of the study. Dr Dekker reported receiving grants, personal fees, and non-financial support from FujiFilm, personal fees from Olympus, GI Supply, Norgine, IPSEN, PAION, and Ambu, outside the submitted work. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/support: This study was funded by ZonMw, the Dutch organization for health research and healthcare innovation.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funder had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Acknowledgements: We thank Francine van Wifferen, MSc, dr. Marjolein Greuter, and prof. dr. Veerle Coupé of the Amsterdam UMC decision modeling center for their statistical support.