- Volume 17 Issue 8
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Cancer Screening Knowledge and Attitudes of Under- and Post-Graduate Students at Kasr Al Ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt
- Sedrak, Amal Samir (Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University) ;
- Galal, Yasmine Samir (Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University) ;
- Amin, Tarek Tawfik (Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University)
- Published : 2016.08.01
Background: Increasing knowledge and awareness of cancer screening significantly influence health promotion behavior which could markedly reduce incidence rates. In many countries, health care providers are the principal source of information concerning cancer screening. This study was carried out to assess the level of knowledge concerning cancer screening among medical students, house officers and residents and to explore their attitude towards cancer screening practices. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Kasr Al Ainy Medical School at Cairo University in Egypt, with 300 undergraduate medical students and 150 postgraduates (interns and residents) enrolled. A pre-tested self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from the study participants regarding personal and education-related information, knowledge about cancer screening and its sources, and attitude towards cancer screening. Results: More than 64% of participants had knowledge scores of
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