Instruction Folder

It is accepted that availability of written information improves patient compliance (Murphy and

Coster 1997). In order to proceed fluently with the preparation and to avoid misinterpretation of the instructions and/or misuse of the provided items, the patients receive an information folder. This folder provides them with all the practical information necessary to bring this preparation to a good end by: 1) showing all different ingredients on a picture; 2) explaining how to proceed with the meals; 3) explaining how to ingest the barium; 4) explaining how to proceed with the cathartic cleansing; 5) giving advice when to drink additional water. A short explanation concerning the adenoma-carcinoma sequence underscoring the importance of screening for colorectal cancer encourages the patients to follow the preparation meticulously.

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