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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