국내 임상 의사의 유전성 유방암에 대한 지식도
Physicians` Knowledge about Hereditary Breast Cancer in South Korea
- 최경숙; 전명희; 태영숙; 소양숙; 이우숙; 허명행; 강미영; 손성이; 이미희; 이영란; 최인순; 장은실; 김성재; 정지영
- Issue Date
- 한국간호교육학회지, 13(1), 105-113
- Background: Cancer genetics have gained public attention dramatically. Everyday physicians and nurses use the knowledge of cancer genetics in their practices. Despite the importance of the knowledge of the health care providers on cancer genetics, there is a paucity of literature investigating the levels of knowledge about cancer genetics among health care providers.
Purpose: This study aimed to describe the Korean physicians’ current knowledge level about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC).
Method: This nation-wide survey used a 15-item questionnaire which is modified from the Breast Cancer Genetic Counseling Knowledge Questionnaire originally developed by Erblich et al.(2005). One hundred and forty-four physicians participated in this survey from October 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007.
Results:Physicians’ knowledge level about hereditary breast cancer was 11.94 (S.D=2.46). Physicians with short-term careers (less than one year), the position of Intern, or who were involved in breast or ovarian cancer care demonstrated the highest knowledge about HBOC.
Conclusion:Genetic courses in medical education seemed to contribute to the high level of physicians’ genetic knowledge. Also, nursing discipline needs to incorporate genetics or genetic counseling courses into the formal educational curriculum in order to deliver up to date cancer care services which are sensitive to ever-changing cancer genetic information.