- Volume 16 Issue 8
Background: The attendance rates for cancer screening are low in Japan. Little is actually known about how the Japanese perceive cancer. Since beliefs about illness affect individuals' health care practice, the aim of this study was to explore beliefs about cancer and factors associated with those beliefs, focusing on representative cancer sites. Materials and Methods: Japanese adults (
Cancer;factors;Japanese;perception;open-ended questions;thematic analysis
Supported by : Yuumi Memorial Foundation for Home Health Care
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