"Cancer Control Practices": translation and cultural adaptation of an instrument in Crete, Greece.

Academic Article


  • BACKGROUND: Although early detection and systematic prevention of cancer improves outcomes and reduces mortality, General Practitioners' (GP) effectiveness remains an issue that merits further investigation. METHODS: To explore cancer control practices of Greek GPs, a version of the Cancer Control Practices questionnaire, originally developed in Western New York in 2001, was translated and culturally adapted. RESULTS: Its reliability was found satisfactory in most the items. CONCLUSIONS: The instrument can be useful in determining Greek GPs' knowledge and application of internationally established cancer-related guidelines, barriers they face in daily practice, and educational or training needs.
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  • Adult, Attitude of Health Personnel, Cultural Characteristics, Female, Greece, Humans, Language, Male, Neoplasms, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Practice Patterns, Physicians'
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    Author List

  • Trigoni M; Mahoney MC; Moschandreas J; Markaki A; Lionis C
  • Start Page

  • 105
  • End Page

  • 106
  • Volume

  • 24
  • Issue

  • 2