Year 2020, Volume 33 , Issue 3, Pages 119 - 127 2020-10-23

Evaluation of the awareness of childhood cancers by general practitioners, family physicians and pediatricians

Mehtap EZEL CELAKIL [1] , Su Gulsun BERRAK [2]


Objective: Although, childhood cancer was considered as a deadly disease in the past, now it is considered as a life-threatening chronic disease if diagnosed early. The present study evaluates how much the symptoms of childhood cancers are recognised by the physicians in Istanbul, Turkey. Materials and Methods: The objective of the study and the questionnaire form was explained to participants and they were asked whether they would like to take part in the study. The questionnaire composed of two sections: 1. Investigated the sociodemographic characteristics of the physicians and 2. Investigated the knowledge of the physicians on childhood cancers (leukaemia, solid tumour, common questions). The physicians were given 2 points for every correct answer; wrong answers and answers such as “I have no idea” were scored 0 points. Based on the correct answers given by all participants, the medians for every question group were calculated. The measure of success was 75 percentile, which was calculated for each question group considering these median values. Results: Examining the percentages of the correct answers to the questions, the best known were the leukaemia questions (74.6%) and the less known were the solid tumour questions (57.1%). The physicians younger than 33 years, which was the mean age, gave better answers to the leukaemia questions and the common questions. When the academic titles of participants were grouped as pediatricians and other physicians, the leukaemia, solid tumour, common group and total points showed statistically high significant differences. Conclusion: Our study has revealed the need of our country for training programs aimed at increasing the awareness of general practitioners working in primary health care institutions, as these institutions are the first reference centers for the pediatric patient population. Childhood cancer awareness must be improved by implementing training programs which in turn will lead to early diagnosis and referral to an appropriate specialist.
Childhood cancer, Recognition, Symptom,, Diagnosis
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Primary Language en
Subjects Medicine
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-5354-1455
Author: Mehtap EZEL CELAKIL
Institution: Marmara University
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-0701-0298
Author: Su Gulsun BERRAK
Institution: Marmara University
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : October 23, 2020

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APA Ezel Celakıl, M , Berrak, S . (2020). Evaluation of the awareness of childhood cancers by general practitioners, family physicians and pediatricians . Marmara Medical Journal , 33 (3) , 119-127 . DOI: 10.5472/marumj.815566
MLA Ezel Celakıl, M , Berrak, S . "Evaluation of the awareness of childhood cancers by general practitioners, family physicians and pediatricians" . Marmara Medical Journal 33 (2020 ): 119-127 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/marumj/issue/57487/815566>
Chicago Ezel Celakıl, M , Berrak, S . "Evaluation of the awareness of childhood cancers by general practitioners, family physicians and pediatricians". Marmara Medical Journal 33 (2020 ): 119-127
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ISNAD Ezel Celakıl, Mehtap , Berrak, Su Gulsun . "Evaluation of the awareness of childhood cancers by general practitioners, family physicians and pediatricians". Marmara Medical Journal 33 / 3 (October 2020): 119-127 . https://doi.org/10.5472/marumj.815566
AMA Ezel Celakıl M , Berrak S . Evaluation of the awareness of childhood cancers by general practitioners, family physicians and pediatricians. Marmara Med J. 2020; 33(3): 119-127.
Vancouver Ezel Celakıl M , Berrak S . Evaluation of the awareness of childhood cancers by general practitioners, family physicians and pediatricians. Marmara Medical Journal. 2020; 33(3): 119-127.
IEEE M. Ezel Celakıl and S. Berrak , "Evaluation of the awareness of childhood cancers by general practitioners, family physicians and pediatricians", Marmara Medical Journal, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 119-127, Oct. 2020, doi:10.5472/marumj.815566