Barriers to Care in Patients With Rectal Bleeding in Nigeria

Health-seeking Behavior and Barriers to Care in Patients With Rectal Bleeding in Nigeria


Lead Sponsor: Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital

Collaborator: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital
University College Hospital, Ibadan

Source Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital
Brief Summary

This study sought to find the health seeking behavior of patients with rectal bleeding as related to their risk to develop colorectal cancer and also assess the general practitioner's perceived barriers to colonoscopy for patients with bleeding per rectum.

Detailed Description

Patients who had rectal bleeding are invited to electronic media and print media will be invited for free medical consultation. Consented patients will complete a purposely design questionnaire for the study to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of patient with rectal bleeding as regard the possibility of occurrence of colorectal cancer. General practitioners in three cities will be contacted to assess their screening strategy for patients with rectal bleeding

Overall Status Completed
Start Date April 2013
Completion Date November 2014
Primary Completion Date November 2014
Study Type Observational [Patient Registry]
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Knowledge score in relations to the demographics of patients with rectal bleeding 60 days
Colonoscopy referral triggers among General Practitioners (GP) 60 days
Enrollment 134

Sampling Method: Non-Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria: - All adult patients with rectal bleeding that persisted for up to one month Exclusion Criteria: - Patient that has the cause of rectal bleeding already determined before presentation

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Verification Date

August 2016

Responsible Party

Type: Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation: Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital

Investigator Full Name: Olusegun Alatise

Investigator Title: Consultant Surgeon/Senior Lecturer

Has Expanded Access No
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Arm Group

Label: Patient group

Description: This are patients who have current or previous history of rectal bleeding

Label: General Practitioner group

Description: This are General practitioner who are in public or private hospitals who treat patients with rectal bleeding

Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Observational Model: Cohort

Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional