A survey of physician beliefs and self-reported practices concerning screening for early detection of cancer.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
Early detection of cancer greatly improves 5-year survival for many sites, and in 1980 the American Cancer Society (ACS) published recommendations for performing cancer screening with the goal of promoting early cancer detection in asymptomatic persons.
This cross-sectional survey examined beliefs and practices related to six cancer screening tests and procedures in a group of 68 primary care physicians in a multi-specialty group practice in Houston, Texas.
Constructs from the Health Belief Model and Social Cognitive Theory were used to identify factors that might influence performance of cancer screening.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Dépistage, Stade précoce, Homme, Croyance, Comportement, Médecin, Pratique professionnelle, Enquête, Texas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Medical screening, Early stage, Human, Belief, Behavior, Physician, Professional practice, Inquiry, Texas, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0566336
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 09/06/1995.