Abstract

Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) obtain breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening at lower rates, relative to the general population. This cross-sectional survey study explored how primary care providers and trainees recommend cancer screening to patients with ID, using a standardized attitudes questionnaire and vignettes of fictional patients. In total, 106 primary care providers and trainees participated. Analyses revealed that participants' attitudes towards community inclusion predicted whether participants anticipated recommending breast and colorectal cancer screening to fictional patients. Further research is needed to explore these factors in decisions to recommend screening, and how these factors contribute to cancer screening disparities.

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