Penn State Health Electronic Employee Survey
Physician researchers at Penn State Health developed this colorectal cancer screening uptake and risk assessment tool for use by large entities such as employers and medical practices. The survey tool assesses whether an employee is up to date with screening based on 2016 USPSTF guidelines and also includes a risk assessment checklist to determine if the individual is at increased risk for colorectal cancer.
Penn State Health administered the survey to 6,188 employees, with a response rate of 45%. For respondents ≥50 years, 81% reported up-to-date colorectal cancer screening; thirty-three percent of all participants self-identified as high-risk.
Large employers are encouraged to adapt the survey tool and introduction letter for use with their employees.
Evaluation: The survey was administered electronically to all Penn State Health employees ≥40 years via an online platform. The survey anonymously collected demographic data. Associations between demographic/ risk factors and up-to-date screening status were examined using Fisher’s exact test for categorical variables and Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test for quantitative variables.
Permissions: These tools can be used by any large employer to measure their colorectal cancer screening rates.
Publication date: July 2018
Post date: December 18, 2018
Contact: Send comments, questions, and suggestions to Thomas McGarrity, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org.