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Impact of perceived cancer risk on the cancer screening rate in the general Korean population: results from the Korean health panel survey data

Authors
 Jae-Hyun Kim  ;  Eun-Cheol Park  ;  Ki-Bong Yoo 
Citation
 ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, Vol.15(23) : 10525-10529, 2014 
Journal Title
 ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION 
ISSN
 1513-7368 
Issue Date
2014
MeSH
Adult ; Age Factors ; Alcohol Drinking/epidemiology* ; Chronic Disease/epidemiology* ; Early Detection of Cancer/psychology ; Early Detection of Cancer/utilization* ; Educational Status ; Exercise* ; Female ; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice* ; Humans ; Income/statistics & numerical data* ; Logistic Models ; Male ; Marital Status/statistics & numerical data ; Middle Aged ; Neoplasms/diagnosis* ; Neoplasms/epidemiology ; Perception ; Republic of Korea/epidemiology ; Risk ; Smoking/epidemiology* ; Surveys and Questionnaires
Keywords
cancer screening ; perception of cancer risk ; South Korea
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the perception of cancer risk and likelihood of having undergone cancer screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used data from the Korean Health Panel Survey from December 2011 onward. Of 3,390 patients who visited a hospital during the previous year, we included data from 2,466 individuals; 924 samples were excluded due to missing data. Logistic regression analysis and the chi square test were used to investigate the association between perceived cancer risk and the likelihood of having undergone cancer screening. RESULTS: For patients who perceived their risk of developing cancer during the next 10 years to be 30-40%, the odds ratio was increased 1.65 fold (95%CI: 1.223, 2.234) compared with those who perceived their risk to be almost zero. Although the difference was not statistically significant, perceiving cancer risk as either extremely low or extremely high appears to be associated with a reduced likelihood of having undergone cancer screening, resulting in an inverted U-shaped relationship. CONCLUSIONS: Physicians and researchers should be aware of the importance of the affective component of risk perception. Policies addressing the influence of cancer risk perception should be implemented in South Korea and worldwide.
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DOI
10.7314/APJCP.2014.15.23.10525
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/138555
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