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Knowledge about Colorectal Cancer in Northern Iran: a Population-Based Telephone Survey
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Knowledge about Colorectal Cancer in Northern Iran: a Population-Based Telephone Survey
Mansour-Ghanaei, Alireza; Joukar, Farahnaz; Mansour-Ghanaei, Fariborz; Rasoulian, Javid; Naghipour, Mohammad Reza; Fani, Arezoo; Kazemnejad, Ehsan;
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 Abstract
Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study was to assess the general knowledge of CRC in individuals living in Rasht, Iran, using a population-based cross-sectional telephone survey. Materials and Methods: A total of 1557 participants between 18 and 80 years of age were interviewed using random sampling from the telephone directory. Knowledge of risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention of CRC was assessed using a validated questionnaire. Results: The mean knowledge level of the 1,557 respondents (average age 46 y) was (maximum possible score
 Keywords
Colorectal carcinoma;knowledge;population-based planning;Iran;
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English
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