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The impact of body vigilance on help-seeking for cancer ‘alarm’ symptoms: a community-based survey

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Background: The act of detecting bodily changes is a pre-requisite for subsequent responses to symptoms, such as seeking medical help. This is the first study to explore associations between self-reported body vigilance and help-seeking in a community sample currently experiencing cancer ‘alarm’ symptoms.

Methods: Using a cross-sectional study design, a ‘health survey’ was mailed through primary care practices to 4913 UK adults (age ≥50 years, no cancer diagnosis), asking about sym...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12889-016-3846-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Funding agency for:
Renzi, C
Grant:
C48748/A16867
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Funding agency for:
Whitaker, K
Grant:
C33872/A13216
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Public Health Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1172
Pages:
1-6
Publication date:
2016-11-21
Acceptance date:
2016-11-15
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ISSN:
1471-2458
Source identifiers:
727803
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pubs:727803
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uuid:094f8279-1e24-4651-b318-12886f4cc607
Local pid:
pubs:727803
Deposit date:
2018-01-11

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