Taiwanese People's Willingness to Participate in Cancer Screening: Colon, Oral Cavity, Breast, and Cervical Cancer Screening

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2010 by China Medical University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 30, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2010
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China Medical University Hospital

Brief Summary:

Cancer Screening is necessary for promoting cancer prevention in the area of public health. The Department of Health, Executive Yuan of the Republic of China has expanded and included colon cancer screening, oral cavity cancer screening, breast cancer screening, and cervical cancer screening in national-wide preventive healthcare services. However, most of the Taiwanese do not have the concepts of what cancer screening is and regular participation of cancer screening. This will easily cause their neglect of quality of personal healthcare and habits of cancer screening. Recently, in order to reach the national goal of cancer prevention, the parallel methods, multi-promotion for reinforcing concepts and free cancer screening, have been utilized to cultivate Taiwanese people's active participation of cancer screening. Therefore, this study will use health service utilization model to investigate Taiwanese people's concepts of cancer-related knowledge and the major causes of low participation of cancer screening.

In order to investigate Taiwanese people's health service utilization model and quality of health life, this study first review the related regulations and screening rates of cancer prevention, including cancers of colon, oral cavity, breast, and cervical, in Taiwan. In addition, the structured questionnaire will be conducted to collect, investigate, and analyze the relationship between the willingness of participating the aforementioned cancer screening and personal characteristics, quality of health life, medical history, and concepts of cancer, etc. It is expected that the results of this study will provide accurate and effective promotions of cancer screening to medical institutions and medical affairs to reinforce the concepts of participation for raising the rates of cancer screening; furthermore, to awaken Taiwanese people's crucial awareness of early treatment improves the chances of recovery on cancer.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Study Start Date : October 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2010

Patients, Family, Community member

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients patients' families Community people

Inclusion Criteria:

Cases who are willing to answer the questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

Cases who are not willing to answer the questionnaire

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01249807

China Medical University Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan, 404
Sponsors and Collaborators
China Medical University Hospital

Responsible Party: China Medical University Hospital Identifier: NCT01249807     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DMR99-IRB-185
First Posted: November 30, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 30, 2010
Last Verified: November 2010

Keywords provided by China Medical University Hospital:
Cancer Screening
health service utilization model
quality of health life