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Stomach cancer screening and preventive behaviors in relatives of gastric cancer patients

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Authors
Kang, Jung Min; Shin, Dong Wook; Kwon, Young Min; Park, Sang Min; Park, Min Sun; Park, Jin Ho; Son, Ki Young; Cho, Be Long
Advisor
박상민
Issue Date
2011-08
Publisher
Baishideng Publishing Group
Citation
WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY Vol.17 No.30, pp. 3518-3525
Keywords
복합학Family history of cancerCancer relativesGastric cancer screeningPreventive behaviorsCancer
prevention
Abstract
AIM: To investigate gastric cancer screening and preventive behaviors among the relatives of patients with gastric cancer [i.e., gastric cancer relatives (GCRs)].METHODS: We examined the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005 (KNHANES.) database and compared the gastric cancer screening and preventive behaviors of GCRs (n = 261) with those of non-GCRs (n = 454) and controls without a family history of cancer (n = 2842).RESULTS: The GCRs were more likely to undergo gastric cancer screening compared with the control group (39.2% vs 32.3%, adjusted odds ratio: 1.43, CI: 1.05-1.95), although the absolute screening rate was low. Dietary patterns and smoking rates did not differ significantly between the groups, and a high proportion of GCRs reported inappropriate dietary habits (i.e., approximately 95% consumed excessive sodium, 30% were deficient in vitamin C, and 85% were deficient in dietary fiber).CONCLUSION: The gastric cancer screening and preventive behaviors of GCRs have yet to be improved. To increase awareness among GCRs, systematic family education programs should be implemented. (C) 2011 Baishideng. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1007-9327
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/81822
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v17.i30.3518
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