Table 1. Questionnaire statement’s relationship to patient themes. Patients were asked to respond to each questionnaire statement on a 5-point Likert scale (strongly agree, agree, neither, disagree, strongly disagree).
Questionnaire statementTheme
I found the instructions easy to understandFeasibility of FIT
I found the device easy to open and close
I found it straightforward to collect my stool sample
I would recommend the test to others
I would prefer to complete a FIT kit rather than go straight for colonoscopy
I feel confident about collecting a stool sample
The FIT test is unpleasant
It is difficult to find time to do the stool test
I am happy for the FIT kit to be sent by post rather than through my GP
Collecting a stool sample to detect bowel cancer is unhygienicFaecal aversion towards FIT
It is difficult to overcome the disgust related to the stool test
It is difficult to overcome the embarrassment related to the stool test
I can name some symptoms of bowel cancerKnowledge in relation to bowel cancer
I think that if bowel cancer is in your family it increases your risk of getting it too
If detected early I think there is a good chance bowel cancer can be cured
I am worried about getting bowel cancer
I would be prepared to use the FIT kit again in the futureFuture test intentions
I understand what the test is being used for
I think about the future of my health and this influences my behaviour today
The ability of the test to detect cancer is important for me in making the decision to complete the test
The ability of the test to detect pre-cancerous lumps is an important factor for me in making the decision to complete the test
  • FIT = faecal immunochemical test.