Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award


Document Type

DNP Project


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Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Donna Atobajeun

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Pattie Sunderhaus


Healthcare journalist Brenda Goodman’s article on CNN Health on October 10, 2022, about a new study examining the effectiveness of colonoscopies, essentially concluded that the efficacy of conventional colonoscopy is in question. This research sought to establish whether conventional colonoscopy is more effective than computed tomography (CT) colonography in screening colorectal cancer among young African American adults. The researcher employed a literature review and a case-control research design to gather data on the subject. Data were collected from literature, the SEER database, the CDC, and the American Cancer Society websites. The study sample consisted of African Americans between the ages of 35 and 50 with colorectal cancer screening by CT colonography and conventional colonoscopy. Analysis using a case-control design found an odds ratio of 4.9, which indicated that African Americans were 4.9 times more likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer when their doctors used conventional colonoscopy than when they used CT colonography. The findings suggest that traditional colonoscopy is more effective than CT colonography in the screening of colorectal cancer.

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