Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/107615
Title:
Public knowledge of head and neck cancer.
Authors:
O'Connor, T E; Papanikolaou, V; Keogh, I J
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Galway University Hospitals, Newcastle Rd, Galway. antoconnor@ireland.com
Citation:
Public knowledge of head and neck cancer. 2010, 103 (4):105-7 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/107615
PubMed ID:
20486312
Abstract:
Studies show 60% of patients with newly diagnosed Head & Neck Squamous Cell Cancer in Ireland, present with advanced disease. A poor level of knowledge and awareness among the public of Head & Neck Cancer, is an important consideration in the often delayed presentation for medical attention in many of these cases. Our study surveyed 200 members of the public to assess their knowledge and awareness of Head & Neck Cancer. One hundred and forty (70%) of respondents had never encountered the term "Head & Neck Cancer". One hundred and forty six (73%) failed to identify excessive alcohol consumption as a risk factor. Less than 100 (50%) would have concern about persisting hoarseness or a prolonged oral ulcer. An urgent need exists to raise awareness of Head & Neck Cancer among the public in Ireland.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Female; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Health Education; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Questionnaires; Risk Factors; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, T Een
dc.contributor.authorPapanikolaou, Ven
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, I Jen
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-14T08:20:05Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-14T08:20:05Z-
dc.date.issued2010-04-
dc.identifier.citationPublic knowledge of head and neck cancer. 2010, 103 (4):105-7 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20486312-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/107615-
dc.description.abstractStudies show 60% of patients with newly diagnosed Head & Neck Squamous Cell Cancer in Ireland, present with advanced disease. A poor level of knowledge and awareness among the public of Head & Neck Cancer, is an important consideration in the often delayed presentation for medical attention in many of these cases. Our study surveyed 200 members of the public to assess their knowledge and awareness of Head & Neck Cancer. One hundred and forty (70%) of respondents had never encountered the term "Head & Neck Cancer". One hundred and forty six (73%) failed to identify excessive alcohol consumption as a risk factor. Less than 100 (50%) would have concern about persisting hoarseness or a prolonged oral ulcer. An urgent need exists to raise awareness of Head & Neck Cancer among the public in Ireland.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHead and Neck Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshHealth Education-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titlePublic knowledge of head and neck cancer.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Otolaryngology, Galway University Hospitals, Newcastle Rd, Galway. antoconnor@ireland.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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