Public awareness of testicular cancer and self-examination in Turkey: A multicenter study of Turkish Urooncology Society

Background: Testicular self-examination is the easiest and cheapest way to scan testicular cancer. However, the public awareness about testicular self-examination is very low. We aimed to investigate the public awareness of Turkish people about testicular cancer and testicular self-examination. Methods: We performed a survey consisting of 10 questions concerning testicular cancer and testicular self-examination in 799 students in the first year of 12 different medical schools. Aiming for a common method of data collection, the questionnaires were administered to the students during a class just before the lesson started. The whole data from all of the centers were pooled in a common data-base file. Results: Eighty-nine (11.1%) of the participants reported that they had knowledge about testicular cancer, but only 11 (1.4%) of them answered all the questions about testicular cancer correctly. Eight (1%) of the participants reported that they had been performing testicular self-examination routinely once a month. Four (0.5%) of them were both well informed about testicular cancer and had been performing testicular self-examination once a month as suggested. Conclusion: The present study showed that awareness on testicular cancer and testicular self-examination is very low and suggests a need for efforts in Turkey to increase public awareness and education. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

Yazar Kuzgunbay B.
Yaycioglu O.
Soyupak B.
Kayis A.A.
Ayan S.
Yavascaoglu I.
Cal C.
Yayın Türü Article
Tek Biçim Adres https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/7258
Tek Biçim Adres 10.1016/j.urolonc.2011.01.020
Konu Başlıkları Survey
Testicular cancer
Testicular self-examination
Koleksiyonlar Araştırma Çıktıları | WoS | Scopus | TR-Dizin | PubMed | SOBİAD
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu
Dergi Adı Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi 31
Dergi Sayısı 3
Sayfalar 386 - 391
Yayın Yılı 2013
Eser Adı
[dc.title]
Public awareness of testicular cancer and self-examination in Turkey: A multicenter study of Turkish Urooncology Society
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Kuzgunbay B.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Yaycioglu O.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Soyupak B.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Kayis A.A.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Ayan S.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Yavascaoglu I.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Cal C.
Yayın Yılı
[dc.date.issued]
2013
Yayın Türü
[dc.type]
article
Özet
[dc.description.abstract]
Background: Testicular self-examination is the easiest and cheapest way to scan testicular cancer. However, the public awareness about testicular self-examination is very low. We aimed to investigate the public awareness of Turkish people about testicular cancer and testicular self-examination. Methods: We performed a survey consisting of 10 questions concerning testicular cancer and testicular self-examination in 799 students in the first year of 12 different medical schools. Aiming for a common method of data collection, the questionnaires were administered to the students during a class just before the lesson started. The whole data from all of the centers were pooled in a common data-base file. Results: Eighty-nine (11.1%) of the participants reported that they had knowledge about testicular cancer, but only 11 (1.4%) of them answered all the questions about testicular cancer correctly. Eight (1%) of the participants reported that they had been performing testicular self-examination routinely once a month. Four (0.5%) of them were both well informed about testicular cancer and had been performing testicular self-examination once a month as suggested. Conclusion: The present study showed that awareness on testicular cancer and testicular self-examination is very low and suggests a need for efforts in Turkey to increase public awareness and education. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
Kayıt Giriş Tarihi
[dc.date.accessioned]
2019-12-23
Açık Erişim Tarihi
[dc.date.available]
2019-12-23
Yayın Dili
[dc.language.iso]
eng
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Survey
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Testicular cancer
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Testicular self-examination
Haklar
[dc.rights]
info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
ISSN
[dc.identifier.issn]
1078-1439
İlk Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.startpage]
386
Son Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.endpage]
391
Dergi Adı
[dc.relation.journal]
Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Dergi Sayısı
[dc.identifier.issue]
3
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi
[dc.identifier.volume]
31
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.urolonc.2011.01.020
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/7258
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