Year 2021, Volume 7 , Issue 1, Pages 93 - 99 2021-01-04

Assessment of colorectal cancer awareness in patients admitted to the general surgery outpatient clinic

Cemile İDİZ [1] , Coskun CAKİR [2] , Murat KEGİN [3] , Abdulhakim ULUSOY [4]


Objectives: Colorectal cancer could be prevented with some basic lifestyle modifications.In this study we query the awareness of the participants about colorectal cancer who visit the general surgery outpatients clinic.

Methods: A questionnaire consisting of 13 questions was applied to the participants as well as demographic data. Differences in awareness of screening and risk factors were sub-grouped according to age, BMI, education, employment status, monthly income, marital status, status of first-degree relative colorectal cancer, smoking-alcohol use status and exercise status.

Results: The most known screening method was colonoscopy with 73.6%, while the least known screening method was sigmoidoscopy with 13.4%. Also, the best known risk factor was smoking with 67.4%, while the least known risk factor was type 2 diabetes with 29.8%. In our study, those over 45 years of age, having higher education, working, having more monthly income, having a family history of colorectal cancer and exercising regularly had more awareness about colorectal cancer screening and risk factors.

Conclusions: Our study had high levels of awareness compared to developing countries, however, awareness levels are not high enough and it is possible to increase these rates by educating the patients on cancer awareness.

Colorectal Cancer, Awareness, General Surgerry
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Primary Language en
Subjects Surgery, Public Environmental and Occupational Health
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-6635-5996
Author: Cemile İDİZ (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Internal Medicine, İstanbul University İstanbul School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0173-9259
Author: Coskun CAKİR
Institution: Department of General Surgery, İstanbul Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0596-2386
Author: Murat KEGİN
Institution: Department of General Surgery, Gaziosmanpaşa Taksim Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-7156-5768
Author: Abdulhakim ULUSOY
Institution: Department of General Surgery, Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : May 21, 2020
Acceptance Date : October 5, 2020
Publication Date : January 4, 2021

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Assessment of colorectal cancer awareness in patients admitted to the general surgery outpatient clinic %A Cemile İdi̇z , Coskun Caki̇r , Murat Kegi̇n , Abdulhakim Ulusoy %T Assessment of colorectal cancer awareness in patients admitted to the general surgery outpatient clinic %D 2021 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 7 %N 1 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.741121 %U 10.18621/eurj.741121