Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560524
Title:
Shedding the myths: attitudes to cancer survey, October 1994.
Authors:
Roche, Anne; Kielty, Marie; Irish Cancer Society
Citation:
Roche, A., Kielty, M., Irish Cancer Society, 1994. Shedding the myths: attitudes to cancer survey, October 1994. Dublin: Irish Cancer Society.
Publisher:
Irish Cancer Society
Issue Date:
Oct-1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560524
Item Type:
Study
Language:
en
Description:
General Perceptions of Cancer Diseases of the heart and circulatory system account for more than twice as many deaths per annum in Ireland when compared with cancer. Despite this, 31 % of respondents believe that cancer is the biggest killer disease. Disease Most Feared Up to half of all cancers are cured each year. Despite this, cancer is the disease most feared by over three quarters of those surveyed. "Death and incurability" were the reasons given to explain this fear by 56%. These statistics convey an over-estimation of cancer mortality rates among a considerable number of respondents, along with a very strong association between cancer and incurability.
Keywords:
CANCER; HEART DISEASE; MORTALITY; STATISTICAL DATA; ATTITUDES

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRoche, Anneen
dc.contributor.authorKielty, Marieen
dc.contributor.authorIrish Cancer Societyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-16T09:04:27Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-16T09:04:27Zen
dc.date.issued1994-10en
dc.identifier.citationRoche, A., Kielty, M., Irish Cancer Society, 1994. Shedding the myths: attitudes to cancer survey, October 1994. Dublin: Irish Cancer Society.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/560524en
dc.descriptionGeneral Perceptions of Cancer Diseases of the heart and circulatory system account for more than twice as many deaths per annum in Ireland when compared with cancer. Despite this, 31 % of respondents believe that cancer is the biggest killer disease. Disease Most Feared Up to half of all cancers are cured each year. Despite this, cancer is the disease most feared by over three quarters of those surveyed. "Death and incurability" were the reasons given to explain this fear by 56%. These statistics convey an over-estimation of cancer mortality rates among a considerable number of respondents, along with a very strong association between cancer and incurability.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Cancer Societyen
dc.subjectCANCERen
dc.subjectHEART DISEASEen
dc.subjectMORTALITYen
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen
dc.subjectATTITUDESen
dc.titleShedding the myths: attitudes to cancer survey, October 1994.en
dc.typeStudyen
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