In the present study, a new approach is introduced as an alternative to traditional assessment of knowledge of cancer warning signs.
The Knowledge of Cancer Warning Signs Inventory (KCWSI) is a 25 item self-report questionnaire which yields three scores concerning probability judgments about symptoms: basic recognition of the seven warning signs (BRCWS), the extent to which nonwarning signs are perceived to be warning signs (NSPWS), and the extent to which one can accurately discriminate between real and false positive warning signs (accurate knowledge of cancer: AKC).
The KCWSI was given to a population who live in a community facing a perceived toxic waste hazard, based on the hypothesis that such a group should be cognizant of the warning signs of cancer because of the serious health threats posed by toxic exposure and the presumed need to engage in greater health preventative activities when living with such an environmental threat.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tumeur, Signe inaugural, Connaissance, Peur, Autoévaluation, Questionnaire, Psychométrie, Méthode étude, Angoisse anxiété, Caroline du Sud, Homme, Knowledge of Cancer Warning Signs Inventory Berman Wandersman
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Tumor, Inaugural sign, Knowledge, Fear, Self evaluation, Questionnaire, Psychometrics, Investigation method, Anxiety, South Carolina, Human, Knowledge
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0478462
Code Inist : 002B04A. Création : 199406.