“I think it’s essential that people keep signing up to these type of trials to push research forward.”
A study looking at improving bowel cancer screening in Scotland
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking at why people decide to take part or not take part in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Scotland.
Screening means looking for early signs of a particular disease in people who do not have symptoms. If you are in the age range for the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, you will receive a letter asking if you would like to take part. This comes with a booklet about the programme, and a kit to collect a tiny amount of stool (faeces), which you send back in a hygienic envelope to be tested.
In this study, researchers will talk to people who decided to take part in screening as well as those who decided not to.
The main aim of the study is to look at why people decided to take part or not.
Who can enter
If you are suitable for this study, you will receive a letter asking if you would like to take part.
You may be able to join this study if all of the following apply. You
- Have been invited to take part in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
- Live in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board area
- Are between 50 and 74 years old
The researchers need 40 to 50 people to join this study. This will include people who took up the invitation to take part in the screening programme as well as those who didn’t.
A member of the research team will come to your home. Or if you prefer you can come to their office at the University of Glasgow. They will ask you some questions about the bowel cancer screening programme, including why decided to take part or not to take part.
You will have an opportunity to add any extra comments you would like to make about the screening.
With your permission, the researcher will audio tape record the interview. This so they can fully listen to what you are saying. And make sure that they haven’t missed anything that you said.
The interview will take about an hour.
There are no hospital visits.
There are no side effects.
How to join a clinical trial
Please note: In order to join a trial you will need to discuss it with your doctor, unless otherwise specified.
Dr Sara MacDonald
Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer