Health Policy Manag.  2016 Dec;26(4):382-389. 10.4332/KJHPA.2016.26.4.382.

The Relationship between Cancer Screening Rates and Promotional Methods in Incheon Metropolitan City

Affiliations
  • 1Cancer Control Team, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. vigman@gilhospital.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND
National cancer screening reduces mortality from stomach, colon, breast, and cervical cancer. However, cancer screening rates remain lower than 50% in Korea. This research was designed to make effective guidelines for cancer screening promotion to increase participation rate in cancer screening.
METHODS
Data was collected from Incheon regional cancer center's telephone survey ‘Recognition of cancer prevention and control’ of 861 Incheon citizens over age 40. Logistic regression was used to analyse a relationships between cancer screening rates and promotional methods. PASW SPSS ver. 18.0 program (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA) was used for statistical analysis.
RESULTS
About 27.4% of respondents (236 of 861 respondents) have recognized the promotional program of Incheon regional cancer center for cancer screening participation. Cancer screening rate was associated with age group, educational level for stomach cancer, age group, bus advertisement (odds ratio, 1.19 to 2.75) for colon cancer, educational level, residential area for breast cancer, and age group for cervical cancer.
CONCLUSION
There was relationship between stomach cancer screening rates and promotional methods. Therefore, cancer screening promotion guidelines to increase participation rate should be considered.

Keyword

Neoplasms; Cancer screening rate; Promotional method
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