Problem solving in technology rich environments and cancer screening in later life

September 29, 2020


  • Shalini Sahoo
  • Roberto J. Millar
  • Takashi Yamashita
  • Phyllis A. Cummins

Routine cancer screening is widely recognized as an effective preventive strategy to reduce cancer mortality - the second leading cause of death in the US. However, cancer screening requires a complex array of tasks such as seeking up-to-date guidelines, making appointments, planning hospital visits, and communicating with health care professionals. Importantly, modern health care largely relies on technology to disseminate the latest information and administer the system. Yet, little is known about the technology-related skills that are relevant to regular cancer screening. This study examined the association between problem-solving skills in the technology-rich environment and cancer screening in later life.

European Journal of Cancer Prevention, doi:10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000570

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