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Quantitative evaluation of an information leaflet to increase prompt help-seeking for gynaecological cancer symptoms

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Background

Provision of written information may improve awareness of cancer symptoms and encourage timely presentation in primary care. This study assessed changes in symptom knowledge, perceived barriers to help-seeking, anxiety and intention to seek help, following exposure to a leaflet to raise awareness of gynaecological cancer symptoms.

Methods

Women (N = 484) completed questionnaires before and after reading the leaflet. The primar...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12889-016-3032-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
St Johns College
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Public Health Journal website
Publication date:
2016-05-04
Acceptance date:
2016-04-22
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ISSN:
1471-2458
Pubs id:
pubs:727804
URN:
uri:bdd0da49-ec4c-48be-a065-ae6bb4f58ee8
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uuid:bdd0da49-ec4c-48be-a065-ae6bb4f58ee8
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pubs:727804

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