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Cancer as the “perfect storm”? A qualitative study of public attitudes to health conditions

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Aims: Our aim is to identify important attributes of major diseases which shape how they are perceived by the public

Methods and Results: Four focus groups among members of the public, in March and October 2016, using semi-structured discussion to explore important attributes of cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia, mental illness, and infectious disease. Common themes were identified using inductive thematic analysis. Five themes were identified: fear, impact on family and frien...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/hsr2.16

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM - Investigative Medicine Division
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM - Investigative Medicine Division
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Morrell, L
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Funding agency for:
Barker, R
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Health Science Reports Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-8
Publication date:
2017-10-27
Acceptance date:
2017-09-15
DOI:
ISSN:
2398-8835
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pubs:736354
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uuid:39909d1f-644d-4c27-8079-11e316014267
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pubs:736354
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2017-10-16

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