Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer screening attitudes, intentions, and behaviors in older adults
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Fecha de publicación: 27 de agosto de 2021
Autores: Nancy L. Schoenborn MD, MHS, Cynthia M. Boyd MD, MPH, Craig E. Pollack MD, MHS
Background: Though the COVID-19 pandemic has led to substantial decline in cancer screening rates, studies have not focused on older adults.1–3 Older adults are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 infection and have been recommended to take extra caution to reduce exposure. Therefore, older adults may be more likely than younger adults to postpone cancer screening during the pandemic.