Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Knowledge about Colorectal Cancer in Northern Iran: a Population-Based Telephone Survey
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
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;
  PDF(new window)
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
Colorectal carcinoma;knowledge;population-based planning;Iran;
 Cited by
Abazari M, Gholamnejad M, Roshanaei G, et al (2014). Estimation of survival rates in patients with lung cancer in west azerbaijan, the northwest of iran. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP, 16, 3923-6.

Azadeh S, Moghimi-Dehkordi B, Fatem SR, et al (2008). Colorectal cancer in Iran: an epidemiological study. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 9, 123-6.

Batty D, Thune I (2000). Does physical activity prevent cancer?: Evidence suggests protection against colon cancer and probably breast cancer. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 321, 1424. crossref(new window)

Bhurgri H, Gowani SA, Itrat A, et al (2008). Awareness of cancer risk factors among patients and attendants presenting to a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 58, 584.

Bidouei F, Abdolhosseini S, Jafarzadeh N, et al (2014). Knowledge and perception toward colorectal cancer screening in east of Iran. International journal of health policy and management, 3, 11. crossref(new window)

Brock R, Xiong B, Li L, et al (2012). A multiplex serum protein assay for determining the probability of colorectal cancer. Am J Cancer Res, 2, 598-605.

Christou A, Thompson SC (2012). Colorectal cancer screening knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intention among Indigenous Western Australians. BMC public health, 12, 528. crossref(new window)

Gimeno Garcia AZ (2012). Factors influencing colorectal cancer screening participation. Gastroenterol Res Pract, 2012, 483417.

Gimeno Garcia AZ, Hernandez Alvarez Buylla N, Nicolas- Perez D, et al (2014). Public awareness of colorectal cancer screening: knowledge, attitudes, and interventions for increasing screening uptake. ISRN Oncol, 2014, 425787.

Green AR, Peters-Lewis A, Percac-Lima S, et al (2008). Barriers to screening colonoscopy for low-income Latino and white patients in an urban community health center. J general internal medicine, 23, 834-40. crossref(new window)

Harmy M, Norwati D, Noor NM, et al (2011). Knowledge and attitude of colorectal cancer screening among moderate risk patients in West Malaysia. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 12, 1957-60.

Hoffman RM, Rhyne RL, Helitzer DL, et al (2011). Barriers to colorectal cancer screening: physician and general population perspectives, New Mexico, 2006. Preventing chronic disease, 8, 1-11.

Javanparast S, Ward PR, Carter SM, et al (2012). Barriers to and facilitators of colorectal cancer screening in different population subgroups in Adelaide, South Australia. Med J Aust, 196, 521-3. crossref(new window)

Joukar F, Majd SK, Fani A, et al (2012). Colonoscopy outcome in North of Iran (Guilan): 2006-2009. Int J Clin Exp Med, 5, 321-5.

Kamangar F, Dores GM, Anderson WF (2006). Patterns of cancer incidence, mortality, and prevalence across five continents: defining priorities to reduce cancer disparities in different geographic regions of the world. J Clin Oncol, 24, 2137-50. crossref(new window)

Kolahdoozan S, Sadjadi A, Radmard AR, et al (2010). Five common cancers in Iran. Arch Iran Med, 13, 143-6.

Koo JH, Leong RW, Ching J, et al (2012). Knowledge of, attitudes toward, and barriers to participation of colorectal cancer screening tests in the Asia-Pacific region: a multicenter study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 76, 126-35. crossref(new window)

Kozlowska E, Szewczyk MT, Banaszkiewicz Z, et al (2011). Knowledge of symptoms and diagnostic possibilities of cancer diseases. Arch Med Sci, 7, 304-9.

McCaffery K, Wardle J, Nadel M, et al (2002). Socioeconomic variation in participation in colorectal cancer screening. J Med Screen, 9, 104-8. crossref(new window)

McCaffery K, Wardle J, Waller J (2003). Knowledge, attitudes, and behavioral intentions in relation to the early detection of colorectal cancer in the United Kingdom. Preventive Medicine, 36, 525-35. crossref(new window)

Mousavi SM, Gouya MM, Ramazani R, et al (2009). Cancer incidence and mortality in Iran. Ann Oncol, 20, 556-63.

Muris J, Starmans R, Fijten GH, et al (1995). Non-acute abdominal complaints in general practice: diagnostic value of signs and symptoms. British J General Practice, 45, 313-6.

Ng SC, Wong SH (2013). Colorectal cancer screening in Asia. Br Med Bull, 105, 29-42. crossref(new window)

Omran S, Ismail AA (2010). Knowledge and Beliefs of Jordanians Toward Colorectal Cancer Screening. Cancer nursing, 33, 141-8. crossref(new window)

Pourhoseingholi MA (2012). Increased burden of colorectal cancer in Asia. World J Gastrointest Oncol, 4, 68-70. crossref(new window)

Pourhoseingholi MA, Zali MR (2012). Colorectal cancer screening: Time for action in Iran. World J Gastrointest Oncol, 4, 82-3. crossref(new window)

Puri S, Mangat C, Bhatia V, et al (2010). Knowledge of cancer and its risk factors in Chandigarh, India. Int J Epidemiol, 8.

Rawl S, Menon U, Champion V, et al (2005). Do benefits and barriers differ by stage of adoption for colorectal cancer screening? Health Educ Res, 20, 137-48.

Ray K MS (2004). Knowledge about cancer in West Bengal- a pilot survey. Asian Pac J cancer Prev, 5, 205-12.

Robb K, Stubbings S, Ramirez A, et al (2009). Public awareness of cancer in Britain: a population-based survey of adults. British Journal of Cancer, 101, 18-23.

Roozitalab M, Moatari M, Gholamzadeh S, et al (2012). The effect of health belief on participation of the official administrative personnel in colorectal cancer screening programs in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences: 2004. Govaresh, 13, 19-24.

Salimzadeh H, Delavari A, Montazeri A, et al (2012). Knowledge and practice of iranians toward colorectal cancer, and barriers to screening. International J Preventive Medicine, 3, 29.

Salimzadeh H, Eftekhar H, Majdzadeh R, et al (2011). More than half of senior residents in Tehran have never heard about colorectal cancer screening. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 12, 2851-6.

Sanderson PR, Weinstein N, Teufel-Shone N, et al (2011). Peer reviewed: assessing colorectal cancer screening knowledge at tribal fairs. Preventing chronic disease, 8.

Society AC (2007). Cancer Facts and Figures 2007. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society.

Starmans R, Muris JW, Fijten GH, et al (1994). The diagnostic value of scoring models for organic and non-organic gastrointestinal disease, including the irritable-bowel syndrome. Medical Decision Making, 14, 208-14. crossref(new window)

Su TT, Goh JY, Tan J, et al (2013). Level of colorectal cancer awareness: a cross sectional exploratory study among multiethnic rural population in Malaysia. BMC cancer, 13, 376. crossref(new window)

Sung J (2007). Colorectal cancer screening: its time for action in Asia. Cancer Detect Prev, 31, 1-2. crossref(new window)

Syahnaz Mohd Hashim TSF, Khairani Omar, Mohd Radzniwan Abdul Rashid, Shah SZ, Sagap I (2011). Knowledge of colorectal cancer among patients presenting with rectal bleeding and its association with delay in seeking medical advice. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 12, 2007-11.

Tam TK, Ng K, Lau C, et al (2011). Faecal occult blood screening: knowledge, attitudes, and practice in four Hong Kong primary care clinics. Hong Kong Med J, 17, 350-7.

Wolf RL, Zybert P, Brouse CH, et al (2001). Knowledge, beliefs, and barriers relevant to colorectal cancer screening in an urban population: a pilot study. Family & community health, 24, 34-47. crossref(new window)

Wong BC, Chan AO, Wong WM, et al (2006). Attitudes and knowledge of colorectal cancer and screening in Hong Kong: A population based study. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 21, 41-6. crossref(new window)

Wong MC, Hirai HW, Luk AK, et al (2013). The knowledge of colorectal cancer symptoms and risk factors among 10,078 screening participants: are high risk individuals more knowledgeable? PLoS One, 8, 60366. crossref(new window)

Yardley C, Glover C, Allen-Mersh T (2000). Demographic factors associated with knowledge of colorectal cancer symptoms in a UK population-based survey. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 82, 205.