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Factors Influencing Cancer Rescreening Intention of Korean Elderly
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Factors Influencing Cancer Rescreening Intention of Korean Elderly
Kim, Hee-Jung;
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Purpose: This study was conducted to survey the cancer screening status of Korean elderly and to analyze factors influencing cancer rescreening intention. Methods: Participants were 262 elderly aged 65 or older who visited medical examination center at D University hospital located in D city. Data were collected from June 1 to July 31, 2012 using a structured questionnaire which included health behavior and cancer screening related characteristics, theory of planned behavior variables, EQ-5D, and cancer screening satisfaction. The data were analyzed by SPSS/WIN 18.0 program. Results: Factors influencing elderly`s cancer rescreening intention were `satisfaction about the cancer screening`, `attitude toward cancer rescreening behavior`, `subjective norm toward cancer rescreening behavior`, and `previous experience with cancer screening in the past 2 years`. Cancer rescreening intention was higher in participants with satisfied experience of cancer screening, more positive in attitude and higher in subjective norm toward cancer rescreening. Cancer rescreening intention was lower when participants were not screened for cancer in the past 2 years. Conclusion: The study results indicate that customized interventions based on influential factors such as subjective norm, attitude toward cancer screening, and cancer screening satisfaction are necessary in order to promote the consistent cancer screening of Korean elderly.
Aged;Early detection of cancer;Intention;Behavior;Satisfaction;
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