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Korean Nurses' Knowledge about Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

국내 간호사의 유전성 대장암 지식정도

  • Choi, Kyung-Sook (Department of Nursing, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Hack-Sun (Research Institute of Nursing Science, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Park, Jung-Ae (Department of Nursing, Jinju Health College) ;
  • Lee, Joo-Hyun (Research Institute of Nursing Science, Chung-Ang University)
  • 최경숙 (중앙대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김학선 (중앙대학교 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 박정애 (진주보건대학 간호과) ;
  • 이주현 (중앙대학교 간호과학연구소)
  • Received : 2011.06.22
  • Accepted : 2011.08.04
  • Published : 2011.08.31

Abstract

Purpose: This study was performed to evaluate Korean nurses' knowledge about hereditary colorectal cancer (HCRC). Methods: A modified 15-item HCRC knowledge questionnaire was developed based on previous research. One hundred and forty-eight nurses have completed the questionnaire from February to April, 2011. Results: The average score of nurses' knowledge was $11.25{\pm}1.54$. Ninety-seven percent of nurses knew about colonoscopy check up schedule and family pedigree. However, only 20% of nurses knew about the rate of passing on mutation genes to offspring and risk of developing CRC among carriers. Only 13.5% of nurses had previous genetic education experiences. Working in oncology units, taking care of CRC patients, and participating in genetic education were not associated with nurses' HCRC knowledge. Conclusion: Various factors influence nurses' knowledge about HCRC. Repeated study with larger national sample of nurses is recommended to identify the factors affecting nurses' knowledge level in order to develop efficient genetic education programs for HCRC patients and their families by nurses.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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