Assessment of colorectal cancer knowledge and patient attitudes towards screening: is Ireland ready to embrace colon cancer screening?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127684
Title:
Assessment of colorectal cancer knowledge and patient attitudes towards screening: is Ireland ready to embrace colon cancer screening?
Authors:
Harewood, G C; Murray, F; Patchett, S; Garcia, L; Leong, W L; Lim, Y T; Prabakaran, S; Yeen, K F; O'Flynn, J; McNally, E
Affiliation:
Department of Gastroenterology, Beaumont Hospital Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. harewood.gavin@gmail.com
Citation:
Assessment of colorectal cancer knowledge and patient attitudes towards screening: is Ireland ready to embrace colon cancer screening? 2009, 178 (1):7-12 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127684
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0163-x
PubMed ID:
18584273
Abstract:
The level of awareness among the Irish public regarding colorectal cancer (CRC) remains uncertain. This study aimed to characterise CRC knowledge levels among a cohort of Irish patients.; A survey evaluating CRC knowledge levels was distributed among outpatients at a gastroenterology clinic in a Dublin teaching hospital.; In total, 472 surveys were distributed of which 465 (98.5%) were returned. Twenty-nine percent of respondents correctly judged CRC to be the commonest cause of cancer death among the options provided while 26% correctly judged the lifetime risk of CRC; 59% underestimated and 15% overestimated the risk. Most patients (91%) were willing to pay 300 euros for a prompt colonoscopy if recommended by their physician while 7% opted to wait 6 months for a free colonoscopy.; There is a willingness to embrace CRC screening and to shoulder some of the financial burden that this entails.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Awareness; Colonoscopy; Colorectal Neoplasms; Female; Health Education; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Ireland; Male; Mass Screening; Middle Aged; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Patient Satisfaction; Prevalence; Questionnaires; Risk Factors
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHarewood, G Cen
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Fen
dc.contributor.authorPatchett, Sen
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Len
dc.contributor.authorLeong, W Len
dc.contributor.authorLim, Y Ten
dc.contributor.authorPrabakaran, Sen
dc.contributor.authorYeen, K Fen
dc.contributor.authorO'Flynn, Jen
dc.contributor.authorMcNally, Een
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T11:01:32Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T11:01:32Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationAssessment of colorectal cancer knowledge and patient attitudes towards screening: is Ireland ready to embrace colon cancer screening? 2009, 178 (1):7-12 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid18584273-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0163-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127684-
dc.description.abstractThe level of awareness among the Irish public regarding colorectal cancer (CRC) remains uncertain. This study aimed to characterise CRC knowledge levels among a cohort of Irish patients.-
dc.description.abstractA survey evaluating CRC knowledge levels was distributed among outpatients at a gastroenterology clinic in a Dublin teaching hospital.-
dc.description.abstractIn total, 472 surveys were distributed of which 465 (98.5%) were returned. Twenty-nine percent of respondents correctly judged CRC to be the commonest cause of cancer death among the options provided while 26% correctly judged the lifetime risk of CRC; 59% underestimated and 15% overestimated the risk. Most patients (91%) were willing to pay 300 euros for a prompt colonoscopy if recommended by their physician while 7% opted to wait 6 months for a free colonoscopy.-
dc.description.abstractThere is a willingness to embrace CRC screening and to shoulder some of the financial burden that this entails.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAwareness-
dc.subject.meshColonoscopy-
dc.subject.meshColorectal Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Education-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care-
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfaction-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.titleAssessment of colorectal cancer knowledge and patient attitudes towards screening: is Ireland ready to embrace colon cancer screening?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Gastroenterology, Beaumont Hospital Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. harewood.gavin@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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