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Lay beliefs on Polish oncology in the evaluation of healthy individuals.

Abstract Poland is among the countries which reported the highest rates of mortality from cancer. The health behaviours of people are influenced, among other things, by their beliefs about cancer, but their evaluation of oncological institutions and specialists seems also to be of great importance. Objectives. 1. How the respondents evaluate Polish oncology: a) the conditions of treatment in oncology hospitals, b) access to oncological medical services, c) the competence of oncologists. 2. What are the socio-cultural factors of the assessment of Polish oncology? 3. What is the influence of the grade level of the assessment of Polish oncology on the degree of fear and the knowledge about cancer?
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Mayor MeshTerms

Culture

Keywords

cancer

fear of cancer

lay perspective

lay referral system

medical Institutions

medical knowledge

oncology

sociology of health and illness

Journal Title annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : aaem
Publication Year Start




PMID- 29284242
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20180105
LR  - 20180105
IS  - 1898-2263 (Electronic)
IS  - 1232-1966 (Linking)
VI  - 24
IP  - 4
DP  - 2017 Dec 23
TI  - Lay beliefs on Polish oncology in the evaluation of healthy individuals.
PG  - 648-653
LID - 72590 [pii]
LID - 10.5604/12321966.1232087 [doi]
AB  - INTRODUCTION: Poland is among the countries which reported the highest rates of
      mortality from cancer. The health behaviours of people are influenced, among
      other things, by their beliefs about cancer, but their evaluation of oncological 
      institutions and specialists seems also to be of great importance. Objectives. 1.
      How the respondents evaluate Polish oncology: a) the conditions of treatment in
      oncology hospitals, b) access to oncological medical services, c) the competence 
      of oncologists. 2. What are the socio-cultural factors of the assessment of
      Polish oncology? 3. What is the influence of the grade level of the assessment of
      Polish oncology on the degree of fear and the knowledge about cancer? MATERIAL
      AND METHODS: The study was carried out with a sample of 910 adult residents of
      Wroclaw in south-west Poland. Quota sampling was used. An interview questionnaire
      was used as the method. RESULTS: Analysis of the data showed a negative image of 
      Polish oncology, according to the study participants: dissatisfaction with both
      treatment conditions and with access to medical services. Assessment of Polish
      oncology depends primarily on education, age and economic situation, as well as
      'family history of cancer', and attitude towards doctors. The lower the rating of
      Polish oncology, the lower the medical knowledge, and the higher the level of
      fear of cancer. CONCLUSIONS: Negative assessment of Polish oncology perpetuates
      the fear of cancer in society. There is a need for constant improvement of the
      quality of medical oncology services, for building public trust in physicians, to
      fight inequalities in health, and to take into account the lay perspectives in
      developing strategies to combat cancer.
FAU - Synowiec-Pilat, Malgorzata
AU  - Synowiec-Pilat M
AD  - . [email protected]
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20170511
PL  - Poland
TA  - Ann Agric Environ Med
JT  - Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM
JID - 9500166
SB  - IM
MH  - Adult
MH  - Aged
MH  - Attitude
MH  - *Culture
MH  - Female
MH  - Humans
MH  - Male
MH  - Medical Oncology
MH  - Middle Aged
MH  - Neoplasms/*psychology
MH  - Poland
MH  - Socioeconomic Factors
MH  - Surveys and Questionnaires
MH  - Young Adult
OTO - NOTNLM
OT  - cancer
OT  - fear of cancer
OT  - lay perspective
OT  - lay referral system
OT  - medical Institutions
OT  - medical knowledge
OT  - oncology
OT  - sociology of health and illness
EDAT- 2017/12/30 06:00
MHDA- 2018/01/06 06:00
CRDT- 2017/12/30 06:00
PHST- 2017/12/30 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2017/12/30 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2018/01/06 06:00 [medline]
AID - 72590 [pii]
AID - 10.5604/12321966.1232087 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Ann Agric Environ Med. 2017 Dec 23;24(4):648-653. doi: 10.5604/12321966.1232087. 
      Epub 2017 May 11.