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Article: Attitudes and knowledge of colorectal cancer and screening in Hong Kong: A population-based study

TitleAttitudes and knowledge of colorectal cancer and screening in Hong Kong: A population-based study
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JGH
Citation
Journal Of Gastroenterology And Hepatology, 2006, v. 21 n. 1 PART1, p. 41-46 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Colorectal cancer (CRC) ranks third of all cancer mortalities in Hong Kong. CRC screening can reduce mortality. However, participation in the CRC screening program depends on the knowledge and attitude of the population. The aim of this study is to investigate the knowledge and attitude towards CRC screening in the Hong Kong population. Methods: One thousand and thirty-three patients were interviewed by telephone survey. Knowledge and attitudes were assessed by using questionnaires. Results: Only 8.9% of the respondents were able to mention that CRC was the second commonest cancer cause of death; 4.5% believed they would have a higher chance of developing CRC as compared to other cancers, and 7.4% could mention one of the screening methods. Approximately half (50.3%) were unable to identify any available screening venue. Approximately one-third (29.5%) indicated that they would definitely join a free CRC screening program, but the percentage dropped to 7.9% when a paid screening program was offered. Some (30.4%) of the respondents had the wrong impression that they did not require CRC screening because they were asymptomatic. Multivariate analysis showed that the independent predictor for participating in free screening was the concern level of getting CRC, while that for a paid screening program was a positive family history of CRC and the concern level. The concern level was dependent on a positive family history and knowledge of CRC. Conclusion: The general population in Hong Kong had deficient knowledge of CRC and screening. Education on the impact of CRC and beneficial effects of CRC screening should be offered before launching a CRC screening program. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162953
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.322
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.190
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dc.contributor.authorWong, BCYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, AOOen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, WMen_US
dc.contributor.authorHui, WMen_US
dc.contributor.authorKung, HFen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, SKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:25:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:25:49Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Gastroenterology And Hepatology, 2006, v. 21 n. 1 PART1, p. 41-46en_US
dc.identifier.issn0815-9319en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162953-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Colorectal cancer (CRC) ranks third of all cancer mortalities in Hong Kong. CRC screening can reduce mortality. However, participation in the CRC screening program depends on the knowledge and attitude of the population. The aim of this study is to investigate the knowledge and attitude towards CRC screening in the Hong Kong population. Methods: One thousand and thirty-three patients were interviewed by telephone survey. Knowledge and attitudes were assessed by using questionnaires. Results: Only 8.9% of the respondents were able to mention that CRC was the second commonest cancer cause of death; 4.5% believed they would have a higher chance of developing CRC as compared to other cancers, and 7.4% could mention one of the screening methods. Approximately half (50.3%) were unable to identify any available screening venue. Approximately one-third (29.5%) indicated that they would definitely join a free CRC screening program, but the percentage dropped to 7.9% when a paid screening program was offered. Some (30.4%) of the respondents had the wrong impression that they did not require CRC screening because they were asymptomatic. Multivariate analysis showed that the independent predictor for participating in free screening was the concern level of getting CRC, while that for a paid screening program was a positive family history of CRC and the concern level. The concern level was dependent on a positive family history and knowledge of CRC. Conclusion: The general population in Hong Kong had deficient knowledge of CRC and screening. Education on the impact of CRC and beneficial effects of CRC screening should be offered before launching a CRC screening program. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JGHen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshColorectal Neoplasms - Epidemiology - Prevention & Controlen_US
dc.subject.meshData Collectionen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMass Screeningen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance Of Health Careen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Education As Topicen_US
dc.titleAttitudes and knowledge of colorectal cancer and screening in Hong Kong: A population-based studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, BCY:bcywong@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1440-1746.2005.04000.xen_US
dc.identifier.pmid16706810-
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dc.identifier.volume21en_US
dc.identifier.issue1 PART1en_US
dc.identifier.spage41en_US
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