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Krzysztof Jeziorski

National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)


Ostatnie publikacje
1.  Obiała K., Obiała J., Jeziorski K., Owoc J., Mańczak M., Olszewski R., Improving colon cancer prevention in Poland. A long way off, Journal of Cancer Education, ISSN: 0885-8195, DOI: 10.1007/s13187-020-01860-9, pp.1-4, 2020

Streszczenie:
The aim of this study was to analyse knowledge on colon cancer prevention among patients of primary care and identify their sources of information. The questionnaire study was conducted among patients of 36 primary healthcare clinics in Poland between September 2018 and February 2019. Patients were interviewed separately by trained researchers. Over 39% of the primary health patients declared that their knowledge about colon cancer prevention is unsatisfactory. Information about colon cancer prevention varied according to sex, age and BMI. Men declared lower level of knowledge than women: 46% of men thought it was unsatisfactory compared with 36%of women (p = 0.003). Preventive recommendations weremore often provided to patients over 60 years old (p < 0.01). Overweight and obese patients were more likely to receive recommendations on diet (p < 0.001) and physical activity (p < 0.001) than patients with normal weight. Themost common source of information on colon cancer prevention was Internet (68%) and medical doctors (60%). There is a need for developing colon cancer prevention policy. Crucial aspect includes educational programs aimed at improving patient’s knowledge and involving medical staff. The policymakers should pay greater attention to cancer prevention policies and medical staff involved in prevention to quality of communication to make sure patients thoroughly understand information they are provided.

Słowa kluczowe:
colon cancer, prevention, primary healthcare, education, communication

Afiliacje autorów:
Obiała K. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Obiała J. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Jeziorski K. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Owoc J. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Mańczak M. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Olszewski R. - IPPT PAN
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